Thankful for every Mum

Thankful for every Mum I don’t like Mothers Day to be honest. Do I write this every year? I grew up in a dysfunctional family and so mostly it brings back bad memories… or stressful tense filled ones…. I still don’t like it… so many expectations that are often not met…. I hardly even want to be on FB on mothers day as I don’t like reading all the gooshy messages LOL. I am thankful for all those who have beautiful stories to tell and Mum’s to thank but I am very aware of the pain that is felt by many as well. I love my mum to pieces. Unfortunately she has advanced Alzheimer’s now which is so sad. My heart goes out to everyone for whom this day is unpleasant, lonely and brings back bad memories…. they suffer silently and try to escape the reminders that it’s not a…

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Sweet and Bitter…

Today was Fathers Day in Australia. Life doesn’t always end up like it does in the movies, and this is the truth for A LOT of families, more than we will ever know. And for this reason Mothers and Fathers Day celebrations are sweet and bitter…. Truth be told they have always been bittersweet to me. Clear memories of high expectations, fear of upsetting someone and tensions come to mind for me…. and so much more… For the ones that have been hurt by their parents, not had a father in their life, or known who he was, or a mother that has done so much damage, whether purposefully or because she really didn’t know any better because of her own life, then the ones that have been rejected, abandoned, mistreated, neglected…. my heart goes out. Interestingly because of this I kind of dislike reading all the loving messages on…

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