Real Life

Mum Appreciation

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mum’s out there today! I really should just say to all parents because wow you all have the toughest job out there but I’ll share some love with mums today and the dad’s can have some on Father’s Day (seem fair? I think so).

pexels-photo-196664I don’t think I’ll be able to thank my mum enough for everything she does for me. Now at 24 I am a functioning adult meaning I can take care of myself on a basic level but it still doesn’t stop my mum from making my day that little bit better. She does this through the simplest of things. Offers to make me a cup of tea, I come back from work and I have fresh bed sheets on and she has my favourite dinner ready for me when I come home from a tough fitness class.

I’m sure a lot of people feel this way but my mum is the best person in my life. I have so many people in my life that I am grateful for and can’t imagine my life without but as I have gotten older I have definitely learned to appreciate my mum more and everything she does.

As I have gotten older I have come to realise not only how much my mum does for us all, including my dad, my (now 29) year old brother and me just to name a few but how much she sacrifices to do all these things. I don’t even have to question whether or not my mum will help me if I ask, if it’s within her power she will do it. Arguably this is something that comes with being a parent right? If you decide to be a parent even when your kids are older you still put them first?

I don’t know how true this is but I do know that I am one of the fortunate ones to have two parents that do always put me, my brother and my niece first.

Well done to all the mums out there for continuing to keep moving even when they are exhausted. Well done for continuing to put your family before yourselves because you are absolutely incredible and your family will probably never be able to make it up to. I certainly will never be able to thank my mum enough.

The best thing about my mum is how she just knows me inside out. She is actually the first person that I want to tell anything to. When I got offered my new job I told her first, when I need advice I tell my mum and if I’m upset and need a shoulder to cry on it’s my mum I go to first. My mum is the most understanding person I know. Over the years she has also defended me but has also been quick to point out that no story is one sided and she would always ask what is I had done or said when I fell out with a friend or had a problem at school or work.


I mean bless him my dad really does try to make me feel better but he does not do well with emotions so struggles to deal with his overly emotional daughter. My mum on the other hand is an absolute pro. She is never too busy to listen to my stories, even if she has heard them before, and always manages to somehow take an interest in things I tell her even if she doesn’t understand what I’m talking about.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there that are there for us all today and every other day. I understand this is just Mother’s Day in the UK but mums probably deserve more than just one day to say thanks.

Thanks guys


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