It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post… As today is Mother’s Day in South Africa, I wanted to write this post in honour of my Mom.
The past year and a half has been one of the most difficult years of my life. It has been a roller coaster ride of conflicting emotions dealing with both grief and unexpected joy. Losing a parent is an unfortunate part of life and is one of the hardest things to deal with. And unexpectedly becoming a mother is an amazing blessing.
With the help of counselling, I’ve had to learn how to carry on living without my Mom and to embrace the challenges of motherhood “on my own”. There are many days where I still feel incredibly lonely. Wishing my Mom was still around so that I could talk to her, share my thoughts, laugh with her or ask for her advice. I know she’s with me in spirit though as I can still hear her. I have always appreciated the hard work, love and effort that my Mom put into raising my brother and I. But since becoming a Mom myself I now have an even greater love and respect for this amazing woman that was my Mom. I am incredibly grateful and blessed to have had the relationship that I did with her. Keeping her memories alive with my child is one of the many gifts that I’ve been left with.
So I wanted to say, please take this day to celebrate your love for your Mom, Mama, Ma, Mum, Maé. Show how much you love her and thank her for everything she has done and continues to do for you. Pamper her, spoil her and just love her.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!