Mother's Day 2018
Mother's Day every year can bring a mix of tears, laughter and nostalgia. Some of us are going through fleeting moments of gratitude, love, whilst others perhaps regret at what could be or the hurt of missing a mother who is no longer with them. On the other hand also, some of us are hurting as result of a fractured relationship with their mother and wishing things could be different. Either way, it's a day which can bring a mix bag of emotions. But on the positive side of it, a day where we can celebrate all the amazing women in our lives.
My newsfeed across all social media was filled with so many inspirational posts, cute photos and the celebration of motherhood as a whole! I headed off to work that day feeling a bit guilty that I wasn't able to see my Mum due to my workload. I had a long chat to my Mum on the way to work, we spent a good chunk of the conversation unloading and going through our current personal issues. Aside from it all, I felt relief that I am one of the fortunate ones to still have my mother. We haven't had a perfect relationship but then again not everyone does and that's ok! I am thankful I can still pick up the phone and she'll be on the other side giving me advice and explaining how to cook a fave recipe of hers. My mother named Sorina continues to teach me so much. Here is my post I dedicated via my instagram and a cute photo of us "Behind all your stories is aways your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins" Thanks Mum fo teaching me so much. You gave up so much to make sure I succeeded in life. It's because of you I have grown into a caring, driven and unstoppable woman who won't let anything get in the way of achieving my dreams.
You know when sometimes you might me wondering why things have happened a certain way and then you get you answer? Yesterday I got my exact answer. I was feeling a bit guilty for taking on extra work. But I was meant to be at work for a reason and that was to bring some degree of comfort to a customer of mine,.
There is an elderly lady who walks past my store every day. Still to this day I don't even know her name. I've known her for over four years, she sells the big issue to make an income to support herself. I've always made time to chat with her and she is always on the look out to buy something for her daughter. I know she doesn't have much but she always insists on paying and with that I give her a hefty discount that barely covers my cost if at all because I know it matters more to her than it does to me. Today she stopped by the store for her usual browse. I started to chat to her and asked her why aren't you with your daughter. She replied "I don't know how to answer that" My heart broke, she started to cry, in front of me was a woman who was hurting. I offered to take her for a coffee so we could chat, as the store was quiet anyway and my team would have been fine on their own. She was so upset and didn't want to bother me insisting she didn't want to be a burden & I'm a nice girl who didn't need to worry about her. To all the mothers and to all those who long to be mothers or who can't be mothers. This post is dedicated to you....remember to reach out to a support network. You matter and are a child of the universe too #mothersday
Happy Mother's Day All Round! Whether you are a mother to a human or a furbaby like myself.....I hope you all had a day filled with love and spent it celebrating the amazing women who surround us!