This time of year brings about a mixed bag of emotions for me, as I'm sure it does for you. I am a mother. I am a daughter. And you can't be either without a world of love, and fear. This time of year is always so special, and it has never been quite the same since Mum passed away.
To my mother. I may not be able to see you, but I can still feel you. I may not be able to talk to you, but I can still hear you. I know I took you for granted many times but your love never waived. I cannot send you a card nor a gift, but only send my love through angels to reach you. To have had you for my mother I was truly blessed. You are loved more than I ever expressed. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you in some way. Your guidance, your warmth and your unconditional unwaivering love. I wish I had appreciated you while you walked next to me. I wish I had expressed how much I love you. You were never able to meet your grandchildren whom I know would light you up more than words can ever express. You were never able to see my move from corporate to creativity, from conformity to freedom, and I know you would have been proud. I hope you are at peace and know there is still so much love for you here.
To my children, you will never know the full extent of what it is to be a parent until you yourself are one. To feel a love like no other. To know a soul before you have even met. To support dreams and live for someone else. To be tired, to be grumpy, to be desperate for some time alone, yet knowing it is all worth every second. To see your child cry and not know how to fix it is the most heartbreaking experience in the world. To have your child come home and say "I love you" for no reason is the most uplifting experience in the world. It's smiling when you want to cry and it's being strong when at your weakest. It's feeling your heart swell with love and happiness at the pure magnificence in the person that calls you Mum.
Show your gratitude to your Mum this Mother's Day. Give her the gift of health with our reduced price "boardy broth" bundle. Or perhaps some essential oils. Shower her with love. Treat her like a queen. Give her all she deserves and then a bit more because you only have one life with this amazing woman that is your mother.