March 18, 2012

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.

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  • @mummiafelice March 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    This is EXACTLY how I felt on Mother’s Day (and every other day too) I am one of the luckiest people alive.

    Hope you had a special day x

  • S J thurley March 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Beautiful post, those hugs are so precious. Mine are both taller than me now so love it when they just cuddle you for nothing more than being Mum xxxx

  • Mrs Lister March 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Great post Liz. Happy Mother’s Day xxx

  • Nicki Cawood March 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    A brilliant post. So many of us are luckier than we know. Happy mother’s Day Liz x

  • Mummy's Little Monkey March 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hugs trump pressies ANY day!! xx

  • Liz Weston March 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I feel lucky today as well. I’ve got the funeral of my son’s best friend tomorrow and I don’t know how I’m supposed to hold it together, let alone how the family will cope. So today’s Mummy’s Day is a special one for me – I’m feeling lucky too. God bless all mummies out there – mummies to be, mummies whose babies aren’t here any more and any women who provide help, love, support and guidance to children, whether they actually have the title “mummy” or not. xx