Approaching my first Mother’s Day without my Mum

Hi Guys, it’s been a while hasn’t it? But I am back! It is fast approaching Mother’s Day here in the UK and for me it is the first one since my mother passed away in September.

It’s been a bit of a tricky ride for me the last few months, to the point where I had to take a trip to the doctors to discuss how I was feeling as I wasn’t dealing too well with life.

A new experience

This is something new to me as I have not really experienced anything like it. I’ve heard of people struggling and when I was younger I went through a tough time with bullying but this was the first time I truly felt trapped and didn’t know how to get myself out of the slump that I was in.

After discussing things with the doctor she made me realise that just like everybody else I am only human and that so much had happened in such a short amount of time that it would be enough to put even the strongest of people into a bit of a bad place. She suggested that maybe I would benefit from some form of grief counselling as I appeared to be very numb after the passing of my mum. This is something I haven’t taken up yet as I do feel like I am coping much better that I was before.

However with Mother’s Day just 6 days away I find myself thinking about my mum almost constantly. Thinking about how last year we went to The Hundred House Hotel in Norton after I had won a fantastic meal for her. I am so grateful that I was able to make my last Mother’s Day with her such a special one. (Even if she did drive me nuts when she touched every slice of bread haha)

Just the other day I received an email from The Hundred House with this years menu in it. I can’t explain how much I would love to transport back to last year where we were choosing the menu with Mum and getting ready to treat her.

If you are lucky enough to still have your Mothers this year, even if they drive you insane and trust me my Mum really did drive me bonkers most of the time then just remember that you only get one Mum. She won’t be around forever and despite how much she drives you up the wall she carried you for 9 months gave birth to you, taught you how to walk, talk. Made sure you were fed and looked after you. If you didn’t have the best mother then take the time to appreciate the person who acted like they was your Mother whether that be a step- parent, a father, a sister , a grandparent , a neighbour. Just remember that tomorrow isn’t always given and one day in the blink of an eye that person may not be there anymore.

Thanks for reading




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