This past weekend was Mothers Day in the UK and it’s honestly a day that keeps me on my toes…I always feel very conflicted as a motherless daughter and a mother to a son. In the past I have struggled with wanting to believe that the M day was going to be good and then the day comes and I ruin it with my internal feelings, which have been magnified by all the PR agencies and commercial strategies for mothers day. It has always been a vicious circle for me.
This year I feel like I am at peace with it and instead of just looking forward to this past Sunday I actually really enjoyed it. We spent the day at the beach in the glorious sunshine, we had a long lunch, we thew pebbles in the sea, we played, I napped and we had such a giggle. I didn’t even think about my mum, mainly because both Bailie boys spoilt me rotten, but this year I also chose to celebrate the women in my life who have made an impact on me and it was incredibly empowering and if you celebrated your mother this past Sunday I hope it felt half as good.
Ian aka Mr Bailie has always been the one to push me, hold me up and comfort me and I feel like in this past year the tides have turned slightly, for the better. The dude will always be my number one fan and biggest cheerleader, but this year I have really needed the love and care of women, especially mothers and for the first time I have enjoyed my female friendships and really nourished them. I have made an effort and I have some incredible relationships with the women I have chosen to be my family to show for it. This Sunday, instead of feeling sorry for myself I felt an inner calm wash over me and I felt so loved. It was really nice.
I hope your M day was as good as mine. Happy Mother’s day x