In the UK, it’s Mothers Day today. It’s also my Grandma Sparkle’s birthday which makes today a strange mixture of emotions.
I wasn’t going to do a Mothers Day post but I was just scrolling through my Facebook news feed which is full of wonderful pictures of people with their mums and messages of love and thanks. It made me smile. It made me realise that despite the horrible things that go on in this world, there’s still a whole lot of love and joy. The kind of love and joy and that only a mother figure can provide.
I say mother figure because it doesn’t actually have to be the woman who gave birth to you. Although I’m lucky enough to have the best mum (I know I’m probably biased), I also have a number of other female role models in my life who have provided me, my sister and my mum with motherly love and guidance.
My Grandma was an amazing woman, she was strong in many ways. She was funny and clever and most of all, she sparkled. I’m grateful to my Grandma for everything she did for us as children but also for bringing up my mum to be the person she is today. I don’t thank my mum enough for what she has done for us. She’s cared for us and guided us through life, she’s been brave and strong at the hardest times just for us, she’s been a mum and a dad (well actually two dads) for us.
So, even if you’re not in the UK, and it’s not Mothers Day where you are, call your mum, your Grandma, your Aunty, or whoever, and tell them that they are amazing. Thank them for everything they have done for you.