What a wonderful day of celebrations galore for mummies out there!
I will share with you the message that I decided felt right for Facebook today…’Special ‘wonderful day’ wishes to the mummies, soon to be mummies, those who have been mummies, and those who want to be mummies! Have a fabulous day! And a shout-out to those boys out there who are being both mummy and daddy – you have a great day too! xx’
There are lots of wonderful mummies out there doing a fantastic job. There are soon to be mummies out there that I know want to do a fantastic job! I also know mummies who have been mummies but circumstances no longer allow them to be with their children – some of my extended foster-family mummies for example, and those who have tragically lost their children to illnesses and accidents. And I know plenty of people who desperately want to be mummies. All of these ladies should be celebrated! Then of course there are the daddies who are also handling the role of mummies…it’s not just women who end up as single parents for whatever reason…and these wonderful men should be celebrated too – on mummies day and on daddies day!
So when I think of ‘Mother’s Day’ it’s not the traditional image that fills my mind – there is rarely a situation in life that is that black and white!
My niece made me smile the other day. We were talking about today, and what she would be doing for her mummy – my sister. She then said to me, “Well, you will never have a mummy day will you?” And I had to admit that it was highly unlikely. I have never had the desire to have my own children – and given the PCOS and hyperplasia I doubt that I would have prime baby-making ingredients anyway!
Little does my niece know that her and her brother mean the world to me and I treat them as if they were my own.
Mr WLB and I would love to foster. I have always said – ever since being a teenager and discussing babies with my friends – that I would happily foster or adopt…but have never wanted my own child(ren) for some reason. I think that there are a lot of children out there who need a safe and secure environment in which they can develop their confidence and self-esteem…an environment which promotes personal growth and development. I hope to offer this kind of environment one day…and it’s one of my reasons for staying focussed with the weight loss.
Anyway – enough about me…let’s move on to my wonderful Mum!
I can’t even begin to thank her enough for what she has done for me over the years.
Obviously there were the nappies, the puke, the childhood ailments – chicken pox, German measles, and mumps if I remember correctly. Then there were the school plays…she once donated a gorgeous cuddly sheep for my nativity play…a kid threw up all over it! There were my tantrums about going to school – I used to scream and cry and run out of school after her.
She held down a variety of jobs whilst raising us…and then did this single-handedly when her and my Dad finally parted ways. Which was a blessing in disguise really. They weren’t suited and it was a joy and relief to see her finally becoming herself once she was divorced – a twinkle in her eye!
More recently she has been my lifeline in many ways. She helped support me financially when I decided to focus on my health…and one day I will pay her back for all of this…and ensure that she has Rolls Royce standard care when she’s an old lady!
Not only did she support me financially, but emotionally and physically too. She gives me unlimited support with my weight loss musings, ramblings, and rants. There were also occasions when she has sat and brushed my hair and cut my toenails, and helped clean my house when I was at my biggest.
So she really is a gem and I can’t wait to begin to repay her unlimited kindness – and I know that her foster ‘kids’ feel the same too!
We spent a lovely afternoon together. I cooked a lovely meal for us, gave her some gifts that don’t go anywhere near making a dent in the things that she has done for me, and have just enjoyed being in her company.
Mum – I love you hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, trillions…infinity!
So that’s it from me today. We woke up – and I panicked about whether the clocks had changed or not – and headed off to see the horses. It was then a trip to Asda for today’s supplies. I cooked and cleaned – much to Mr WLBs amusement…he caught me sweeping the floors and watched me for a while before I caught his eye. He laughed and said, “Bloody hell, this weight loss is amazing – I get to laze on the sofa watching football whilst you cook and clean…perfect!” Cheeky bugger. He helped me so much though, so I can’t complain! We watched a few episodes of ‘Person of Interest’ this afternoon and might watch a film tonight.
Breakfast: Turkey rashers, Linda Mc sausages, fried mushrooms and onions, and wilted spinach with cherry tomatoes.
A gorgeous food day today! Brekkie was lush – smoked turkey rashers, Linda Mc sausages, fried red onion and mushrooms, and wilted spinach with cherry tomatoes. Lunch was gorgeous – I made this for my Mum! Lamb steaks with roasted veggies – peppers, courgette, red onion – imam bayildi, which is aubergines stuffed with tomato, onion, garlic, and mixed spice – and halloumi with pittas. I made my Mum some hummus too as she loves it! Then dinner was just a bowl of raspberries and 0% Total Greek yogurt, with rice cakes for TV snacks tonight.
Exercise: Just a bit of housework…which to me is exercise as I never do it!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx