Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Day For Mothers...


It's Mother's Day today. I was thrilled to hear the thud thud up the stairs as my little girl dragged a bag, almost bigger than her, behind her. In order to give it to me she whirled it through the air, almost knocking me in the head! But her delivery made it all the sweeter. Inside the bag contained a beautiful blue beaded heart on a length of organza ribbon and a gorgeous card containing her squiggles. Her dad followed with a sausage sandwich and a cup of tea for me! It was lovely...
Today is such an important day I think. It means so much to honour Mums. To honour the unbreakable bond. For mothering is about unconditional love; it is about total and complete love, it is about fearless, protective, brave love. I knew nothing of this incredible intensity until I became one two years ago. There is a quote that  sums it up for me ' what took me by surprise is the way I feel when her face lights up when I walk into a room because I am her world and she is mine. Being a mother is like taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around.'
So today I feel so pleased to have been given the chance to be a Mum as it is my greatest joy and scariest fears all combined; it is thrilling, breathtaking, nerve-wracking, terrifying and ultimately amazing.


And so to my Mum. She is my most wonderful friend and guide. My inspiring teacher, kindest protector and greatest fan. She is in my corner like no other and I love her more than words. I am truly humbled by her care and sacrifice. The time she invested in me and the power of her love have made me feel like a good Mum too. This is no small statement. I am who I am because of her...
Today (of all days) she is going to hospital to begin treatment for Cancer. My entire being is wishing the process the very best success. 

So it's a Mothers Day with a difference this year.
Good luck, love and light to my lovely Mum...

xxx

5 comments:

DalaLuz said...

Congratulations on mothers' day and many good wishes and a good & speedy recovery for your mom, may she be safe.

Aoife said...

Just want to wish your mum, you and your family all the best with her treatment and recovery Ellie. My mum has come through to the other side of it now. Remember to look after yourself during this time as well - it will give you more strength to care for her.

Siún said...

Fab post Ellie and best of luck to your lovely Mum. x

Skinni Peach said...

gorgeous post! your daughter sounds the cutest!

A Certain Vintage said...

this is a beautifully written post and I am sending lots of love and light to your Mum
xox

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