Friday, 13 July 2012

Family & Motherhood

Family is deeply important to me.  I am close to my immediate family, if not closer since living out of home, and that bond is something which I cherish.  I feel extremely lucky for the connection I have with my parents and my brother.  They have seen me at my worst, listened to my problems, offered guidance and support and more amazingly, are the three people that love me unconditionally.  I can't imagine my life without these three people in it.

As I grow and become closer to the age where I think about my future, and whether there is a family unit of my own complete with husband and children in it, I find myself increasingly warmed by the love I see my friends have for their children.  I love my friends' children and I can not comprehend the emotion they must feel for their kids.  The overwhelming need they must feel to protect and show love to these little people who are so innocent to the world and all it encompasses.  

After each visit to my friends places to spend time with them and their little ones, I can't help but say to myself how much I can't wait to be a mother.  I know it's not all roses and happy times.  It will be challenging beyond what I can imagine, done on little sleep and I will have to learn patience, however, I can not wait to be called Mum.  For me, I feel it will be the most rewarding experience than any job I have now, and at the moment I'm just filling in time until I meet the right person to make a family with.

I have the utmost respect for all mothers out there, your selflessness and strength is enviable.  I have the best role model and mother, I only hope that one day I can be half the mother mine has been.  She is my best friend and will be the best Nanna.  Love you Mum.

 For my Mumma xx

Me & darling Baby Lucy this week xx

Take care,
Angelina x