I Got It From My Mama
I am one of four kids and my mum has always been a massive influence in our lives. Our house used to be the hub for all of our friends growing up and she was always the one they all turned to for advice, even if they didn't ask for it.
Now while I am a bit of a self confessed daddy's girl, I’ve always believed it’s been my mum who I have taken after. I have always admired her loving, warm, generous spirit not only towards her family and friends, but also our (all four kids) friends and those she cared for through her work.
Mum would always put others first and took the time to listen to those who sometimes just needed to be heard. She would always go that extra mile to ensure those who needed it knew they were never alone and constantly extended the family to include those in all of our lives. These traits are what I hope I’ve inherited.
Like most relationships in life there have been times where we haven't seen eye to eye and we have had a few speed bumps. But I always knew that if I really needed her she'd be there in a heart beat. I believe that going through those hard times has now made our relationship stronger, closer and more open.
Over the last 5 years our family has had many ups and downs from losing loved ones to welcoming new additions. I personally feel through all of that we learnt how to lean on each other and our relationship has grown to more than just mother daughter.
She is one of the first people I ask advice from and I feel like we are in a place where she can come to me to share her problems, no matter what they are. And now being a mum myself, I hope that one day I can have the same kind of relationship with my children.
Seeing her with my son, spoiling him and loving him unconditionally brings me nothing but joy. I know that he will always be loved and that he can go to Mimi (his nickname for her) if he ever needs advice he couldn't ask of me.
Since becoming a mother I have gained a new perspective on what it means to be a mum. Knowing personally how much a parent loves their children, and the pressure they shoulder to give them everything they need, I know now that everything my mother did for me, (wether I liked it or not), came from a place of love and thats all I could’ve asked of her.
When Duke does grow up and has his own kiddies, I hope that I too can be a wise “Mimi.” Then I can truely say "I got it from my mama!"
So this Mother’s Day, if like me you are lucky enough to have an extraordinary motherly presence in your life, wether they are related or not, please take the time to let them know in your own way how much you love and appreciate them. Cause being a mum is a wonderful, hard and amazing job!
Happy Mother's Day xoxo