Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day whilst far away

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


25 comments:

  1. Awwww! So sweet!!!! :) I'm glad you get to see them soon!! :D

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  2. Such a sweet tribute to your mom!!! Glad you will get to visit super soon!

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  3. So sweet! I wish I could take back all the crap I put my mom through too, they are saints! Glad you get to see them next month :)

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  4. My sister in Oz feels the same way. This was the sweetest tribute I read all day. I hope your mum had a great day!

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  5. I can't imagine being so far from your family - you are one strong girl! I cried when my family left today and they're only 3 hours away, I'm such a baby haha! Happy you guys will get to see each other soon :)

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  6. What a great way to show her your love when you are far away!

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  7. My mother lives about an hour away from me, and sometimes that's too far! I don't know how you do it, but you must have a very special bond with your mom to still have such a lovely relationship from so far away. Yay for visiting with her soon! :)

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  8. I gave Jessi that little extra hug back from your Mom like I promised ... I'm happy you get to see her soon.

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  9. lovely pictures you have with your mum!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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  10. Aww what a great post! I can't imagine being that far away from your family. My parents live on the other side of the country and it's extremely hard, I can't imagine being as far away as you are! I love all your pics with your mom!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  11. Glad you got to visit with your mom & nana!! What a sweet reunion you'll have next month :)

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  12. Aww your mom is so pretty, and I love the dress she wore for your wedding! Glad to hear about your nana :)

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  13. What a great post about your mother and grandmother. I imagine it is so hard to be away from them! So excited for you to see them next month!

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  14. Look how stylin your mama was at your wedding!! I hate teenage self for being such a shit to my mom. UGH

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  15. I totally understand how hard it is to be away from your loved ones (clearly not halfway around the world) but when you're close to your family it definitely feels that way!! I can't even imagine how excited they are to have you back next month and so happy to hear your nana is doing better!! Both my grandmothers are in their 80's and I definitely need to call more often!!

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  16. Moms take so much abuse, but they love us anyway. They are just amazing right?!?!

    And wow, I can't imagine being so far away from my mom. I'm sending you hugs, you super strong girl you!

    xoxo

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  17. I can't imagine being so far away from my Mum - I'm so happy you get to see her soon! Are you visiting there, or is she coming here?? :))

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  18. <3 so sweet, you're going to have a great trip home next month!

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  19. What a wonderful message to your mother and what beautiful photos!

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  20. I live away from my mom too, and it is so hard...especially on holidays. Sounds Ike your mom is so sweet! Just wait until you have kids; your relationship will become even stronger!

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  21. that picture of you hugging your mom at your wedding.....seriously gave me chills girl!

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  22. Awe, this is so sweet! The picture of you and your mom at your wedding...just beautiful! My mom is my best friend :)

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  23. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about being this far away from my Mom! You are stronger than I am, girl! I know you are over the moon excited to see them so soon!

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  24. Look at u with blond hair!! Btw, my blog moved to http://shalabamian.blogspot.com

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  25. Awww! Isn't it crazy how we go through a young dumb selfish stage and we didn't even appreciate our mothers?! I'm glad you were able to talk to your Mom and Nana for a few! At least a phone call is better than nothing! :)

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