Monday, July 7, 2008

Being a Mum...

It is now two years since my own dear Mum died. I miss her every day. Harry in particular talks about his Gran and he often asks to see photos of her. I don't think he completely understands at this stage, but he tells people he loves his Gran and she is in the sky and in our hearts. Mum often talked about her fear that the boys wouldn't remember her, but in my own way I am trying to create a memory for them of their Gran.

Thinking about my Mum got me thinking about my own experiences of being a Mum. And I realised that my mothering style is a reflection of everything that my Mum taught me. Sometimes I catch myself saying something and I have to smile, because I remember Mum saying the same things to me as a small child. Mum has been the single biggest influence in my life and I only hope that I can give my children the kind of childhood she gave me.

Family is so important to me. That is why I feel so blessed to have a close relationship with my family. I may not see everyone as often as I like or I may not keep in contact as often as I should, but they are often in my thoughts. I look at my beautiful boys learning about the world and sharing special times with their cousins and I am truly happy. These precious times my Mum would loved to have shared. And while there is sadness that she can't be here with us in a physical sense, I know that the life she helped create for me will continue to influence myself, Mitch & Harry and future generations.

Being a Mother is the most important thing in the world to me. And I thanks my beautiful Mum for showing me the way.

With much love,


Aprilyn said...

I wish my boys could have known my Mom. She died 15 yrs ago. Sometimes it's still really hard. Usually it's when we've had lots of long, hard days with Marshall. I made a book of memories about her and I love it! I accidentally left it at my Dad's house but I plan on getting it back and reading it to my boys. Have you ever heard of Heritage Makers? I made my book with them? I'll have to see if they do international shipping. I'm betting they do. Hang in there Lisa. You're such a wonderful Mom.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Thank you for your love and support Aprilyn.
I have an album for each of the boys about their Gran - it is just at the moment I can't seem to complete it.