To all the Mum's who cant be with their children on this Mother's Day.
To all the Mum's who are struggling without their children,
To all the Mum's who have lost a child,
To all the women who wish they were a Mum, but couldn't be,
To all the Mum's who are going through conflict with their children,
To all the Mum's who have less than an ideal relationship with their children,
My heart goes out to you.
With all the images of happy mums being spoilt by their devoted children on Facebook today, it's difficult to not feel the pain and grief of a less than perfect relationship.
Even so, be gentle with yourself today.
Whilst being a mother is a very important job, and a very important aspect of who you are;
It's not the only thing that defines you.
It's not the ONLY thing you are or have to offer.
Even mothers who have wonderful, close, loving relationships with their children are MORE than a mother.
And remember to be kind to yourself.
And doubly ESPECIALLY if those around you aren't.