I probably won’t get chocolates and flowers today, perhaps not even a card, and that’s OK, really it is. Because on monday No 1 Son was home from school sick; and when he got up the first thing he did was give me a completely spontaneous hug. We’re at the stage where those spontaneous hugs are getting fewer and far between, and when they happen they are so incredibly precious to me. This wonderful boy is my whole world.
But today, on Mother’s Day, I’m also thinking about a mum I know who gave birth to twins recently; after four months in intensive care, one of the babies died. I’m thinking about all the amazing women who’ve faced heartache and loss on their parenting journey.
I don’t know about you, but I feel incredibly lucky today.