I’m going to be doing a few blogs on things I’m thankful for, as I know I can forget the good in my life when things look a bit bleak. I’m starting off with my Mums.
It’s no secret that I am looking forward to the day I become a Mum. I have three mums (which I know sounds greedy) and they are the most wonderful women. They are the reason why I am excited for motherhood. I want to share that mother-child bond and be there to support and nurture as they have and continue to do for me and my siblings. In the number one Mummy spot I have of course my Mum. Then there’s Mummy Abbott who’s my mother in Law and Mummy Campbell who’s my 2nd mum. I’m so thankful for each of them as they are all kind, caring, loving, strong and faith filled.
My Mum has and continues to teach me what it means to be strong, loving, compassionate and to stand up for what I believe in. She brought me up to have a personal relationship with God and always allowed me to question everything and make my own decisions. She taught me to sew, bake, cook, garden, wire plugs, change light bulbs, use power tools, budget and the value of a savings account. She did all this so that I would know my own worth and grow up to be level headed and independent. She also, through out the years, made the transition from Mother to friend who is also my Mum. I pray that when I’m blessed with motherhood I’m as good a mother/mentor as she is.
Mummy Campbell through the years has taught me what true kindness is. She also taught me to take no ones nonsence. Mummy C is a nurse, so whenever I was sick as a child and couldn’t go to school my mum would drop me off at Mummy C’s on her way to work. My mum was a single parent and when you are a child you don’t always think about what adults do for each other. Mummy C worked night’s, so to help support my mum she would stay up all day after a night shift to look after me. Over the years the Campbell’s basically adopted my family into theirs, which meant I gained a sister and another brother along with my amazing second mum. My family was shown so much love and kindness throughout the years from all the Campbell family that now as an adult I realise the sacrifices which were made and the time spent nurturing friendship and family. As a child you do feel the love around you but it’s not till you’re an adult that you realise the extent of the kindness shown.
Mummy Abbott challenges my thinking but also has a heart overflowing with patience and love. Mummy A is such a wonderful lady to talk with. She’s so knowledgeable and loves a good natter about everything and anything. One of the great things about her is she makes friends everywhere she goes. I love talking to her as we share so many of the same interests; Art, history, music, knitting, crafts, colours, God, travel, cooking, I could go on and on. We can spend whole weekends in the conservatory with cups of tea nattering away to each other. As the years have gone on and the more I have gotten to know her (it’s only been 5 so far) I have learnt what it looks like/ it is to have a loving, patient heart. All three of my mums have taught me this but I needed all three of them to teach it to me.
I’m a very lucky girl to have these wonderful women in my life and I can’t imagine my life without them there.
Love my Mums!