in honour...

motherhood... not a place i've ventured to yet in my life, but i have however witnessed many of my friends stomachs swell and met loads of babies. to say it has changed their lives would be an understatement. no more sleeping in, days out shopping, nights at the pub, laying on the beach for hours... but none of them, even the ones who have found motherhood not what they had thought it would be, wouldn't change it for the world. 
[mum + i: circa 1977 and today]

my mother, mum - also affectionately known as mrs mac, sandy, sandy pants, sandra joy, grandma and granny, became a mother for the first time at 21. by the time she was my age, she had a 14, 9 and 8 year old. this, i find impossible to comprehend...

my mum, is my best friend. we talk daily, sometimes only for a minute or two - just checking in on the days events. she never judges me, always has an ear to listen, is an amazing cook, has an enormous heart, laughs affectionately at herself, loves to share a glass of wine or two, is a wonderful daughter to her almost 90 year old father, is an incredible wife and my world is a better place for having her in it. i can't thank mum enough for the love and support she so freely gives me with expecting nothing in return. mum, i love you x 

so to all the mums "happy mothers day", i hope your day is full of *JOY!!!

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