but only just!!!!
On a serious note...I love my Mum and I love being a Mum. One of the most defining moments in my life was when I first brought Jack home as a baby, and my Mum held him and loved him. I felt worlds closer to my Mum in an instant, and felt ashamed of the bond that I had let loosen between us from my teenage years, and through my twenties. Here was someone who would love my child without hesitation, and help me to guide, nurture and teach him. She knew his heart. She knew mine. There was a connection.
I treasure the times we spend with my Mum. We swap books, we both love jewellery, clothes, craft, decorating magazines, TV and movies. My Mum taught me to sing along to the radio, made all my highschool ball gowns, and stood up for me when I was bullied at school. We always had heaps of Barbie dolls, and huge piles of presents under the Christmas tree! She always made desserts for after dinner, and often would bake cakes and cupcakes just for fun. She loves working in a thrift shop, and makes friends with everyone she meets.
I highly recommend motherhood! Not only is it a joy to share a little human being with the love of your life; not only do you have an overwhelming sense of attachment, responsibility and ridiculous levels of love for your own child; but also, being a mother reminded me just how important my Mum is to me and to the future generations of our family. Love you Mum! xxxx