Monday, 15 April 2013

Blogging from A to z, M is for Mother

We're on to week 3 of the A to Z challenge. How is everyone finding it?  It definitely is a challenge eh!

Well today, M is for Mother.  Not everyone is blessed with a wonderful Mother but I have been and I will be eternally grateful for that.  Mother's are precious things and we should always treasure them.  I have the most wonderful Mum.  Yes she drives me mad at times, as her I'm sure especially when I was younger, but she is the best mother I could ever wish for.  She will do anything for me and both my parents have always been 100% supportive.  It's got to be said she has always spoilt me.  I've never acted like a spoilt brat (least I don't think so) but I have definitely been spoilt at times.  Not through lots of material things although I've never really gone with out. More for the things my Mum (and Dad) have done and do for me.  My parents live with us and even now she spoils me with the things she does, if she thinks I am tired or warn out, or when my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) plays up (thankfully not much at all since starting my medication), she is there in an instant to help.  She would sacrifice anything for me, so I could be happy.  MS, another word for M.  As an innocent little girl, I would never have never expected to grow up and be diagnosed with a chronic disease!

Here's a picture from our wedding of my lovely Mum:

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Talking about mothers does make me a little sad for the reason, I will never be one, well except to my dog Spike and a Godmother (an honour I will be always grateful for).  You can imagine I spoil my dog lots.


When I was growing up, my friends and I often use to play family's.  We would pretend we were 18 or so, with 3 children, we'd play happy family's (18 seemed so grown up when we were little) with our dolls or cabbage patch dolls.  It's something most little girls do and imagine will be part of their future.  But sadly it's not always the way life works.  It's just over a year ago we found out we would never be parents (unless we decided to go down the adoption route, follow link to read about what happened here).   It's a wound that is slowly healing and I have now accepted it the best I can, I have moments where it gets to me but although I will not be blessed with children I am blessed with my soul mate and not everyone has that.

Lets not be sad though, I have much in my life to be grateful for, my Hubby, my family, Spike, my friends, all the wonderful people I have met through blogging, Twitter and FB.  I am grateful that my MS medications are doing the trick and keeping the dastardly disease at bay for the time being.  In a weird way I suppose I have MS to thank for meeting some of my wonderful friends as I'm not sure if we would of met otherwise as I don't think I would of started blogging. Who knows? May be I would of... A strange thought to be grateful to MS, hmm mixed emotions...

So here's a great big thank you to my Mum and to all the wonderful mum's out there, all my friends who are mothers (that includes all my lovely blogging friends and bloggers that I don't know so well too), here's a poem for all you Mums!  I'm sure your children would all agree.  Even if they don't realise yet...

You Are My Heart And Soul

© Elizabeth A. Robinson

Thank you...
For standing by me through thick and thin
For not giving up on me when I didn't win
For your patience when I kept pushing you away
For caring when I said I didn't need you anyway

I am grateful knowing...
I can count on your strength
Ask for your support, and know you'll go to any length
When I lose my way
You help me get back on track
When in pain
Your comfort soothes and brings me back

I am lucky because...
When I was sad you gave me faith and hope
When I was confused you taught me how to cope
When I felt I couldn't go on
You carried me long miles
When I didn't believe
You restored my smiles

Mum, Thank you
For your guidance and you faith you've shown
For giving me a safe place where I have grown
For showing me how to strive
Because of your love
I will survive 

From the archives

The Magic Round About, a little surreal but a children's classic.  

Ah The Moomins another one of the kids programmes that I liked but some of the characters  weirded (I know not a real word) me out (once I again showing my strange side). 

I loved Meg, Mog and Owl, both the books and the show.  I loved the stories as a child and the illustrations in the book and on the show.  All these memories I'm going to have to get some of the books I've discussed for my friends children.

Did you ever watch Mini Pops? It was a music show where pre-teens performed the music hits of the time, dressed like the performers.  I always wanted to be on the show although singing and dancing were not and still aren't on of my talents (although a glass of wine or two and I suddenly have all the moves).

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to check out my blog, I love reading all your comments.


  1. Aww... you were lucky. I did not have a mum like yours.... BUT I have tried to be a great mum to my lovely daughter Hannah. One of my r=proudest moments was at her wedding on Dec 20th, when she actually said in her speech (yes, she did a speech) how much she valued me as a mum and how much she loved me. Tears? I cried me a river!!! Being a mum is never easy; we can only do the best we can and pray. And hand out copious bribes!!! X

  2. This is such a sweet post =).

  3. I'm with you, I am truly blessed with a wonderful mom. And I've tried to be a blessing to her and my children. Don't know how good I'm doing. :)

  4. Great post, my parents were always 100% supportive too, but they did not come to my wedding many moons ago, they said they didn't like who I was marrying!

    Always some good and bad days, for the most part both moms and dads are great!

  5. Kate, that's so lovely. Lucky Mum too to have a daughter like you! Xxx

  6. Couldn't do anything without my mother. She is also my best friend! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.


  7. You are very lucky to have a mom like that :)
    Great post and Happy A-Z April!

  8. I know you called your parents "the old" so I thought your mum was old,she's not she's lovely and young looking. So slap on the wrist for you ,lol!
    I don't understand those mothers who are not supportive,I bet if your mum could take your MS she would.Your dog is so lovely ,it's amazing how much love we feel for our animals I still haven't got over the loss of my Boxer four years ago.
    Good poem.

  9. Auntie Wobble! Godmother extraordinaire. I remember acting out the mini pops with you- singing in hairbrushes and everything!


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