I didn’t know whether or not to do The Gallery this week. It is something that I pop in and out of when it suits my blog and I have to admit the prompt of mother love had me all of a quiver this week, as I so miss my mum and the mothers love that she provided.
We may not have agreed on everything and over the years we certainly had our ups and down, but I did feel protected in her cape of mothers love. She was there for me when I had my operations and held my hand through countless miscarriages and nightmares about dead babies when the last thing I wanted to do was close my eyes. She was there for me when I spent most of Maxi’s pregnancy in hospital, traveling the 350 miles by bus to come and sit by my side in hospital for the week before he was born, even sleeping there.
Then I read Rosie Scribble’s post about being a good enough mother and it took me to the conversation that a group of blogging mums (Rosie, Peggy from Perfectly Happy Mum, Nova from Cherished my me and Pippa from a Mothers Ramblings ) had at the weekend at a fab family event with Vosene family Values (more about that later) about being the right mother for our children. I am a great believer that we provide the right love and the right environment for our children and if you ask them, they will tell you that you are the best mum in the whole wide world.
My mothers love is an echo of my own mothers love and I hope that it will perpetuate for generations to come. When I am feeling like I am not a good enough mother, all I do is look at the chalk board in my kitchen for a gentle reminder.