When I was a stupid teenager, I completely ditched my mum one mothers day to hang out with my boyfriend and his family. My mum never said a word, but I think I apologised and grovelled for about 2 years. What a little shit I was.
Today, I would give anything to have her close by. I know that seems silly because it is my choice we live on the other side of the world, but there you go. My mum raised my brothers and I on her own, spoiled us (ok, me) rotten, we never went without and she loved us so very much. We put her through hell and back and she never wavered from our sides.
If I am only half of the mother that she is, my kids will be so darn lucky they won't know what to do with themselves. I only hope they get to have a relationship with their nana, because I know she will love them more than I do.
Yesterday, as soon as it hit 9am on Sunday at home, I called mum & nana and talked to them each for about 10 minutes. It was enough for my aussie accent to come back full force, and to spend the next half an hour crying. I miss them both so much and cannot wait to see them next month. Also, good note: my nana sounds so good. Like, healthy and much better than she did the last time I spoke to her. I am so thankful.
Miss you every day mummy, but especially today. Love you xox