Before the sun goes down on today I must say a giant Happy Birthday to my mum. She is a good age, but I’d be murdered if I shared it with you. Most of us have mothers who we are proud of, who were there when we were children to care for us, shower us … More Before the sun goes down…
Letter number 20 is a heartbreaking letter written by a mother to her missing daughter. As of today she is still missing. The letter is written by the writer of the blog Americana Injustica. 2014 Letters to a Ghost. I awoke this morning, chilled by the residual sweat of a nightmare…saturated by a deepened fear … More Series of Letters. Letter 20
This is a lovely letter from a mother to her children. It’s writer blogs at Its all about a bit of this and that. I hope you enjoy it. “Dear Kids, I know it’s an obvious first thing to say but I love you. More than anything in the world, more than myself, your Dad, … More Series of Letters. Letter 5.
Twenty years ago when I began this journey through motherhood. I was filled with high ideals. I would be a great mum.I had watched my own mum in action,and I was very sure, I would not be at all like her. I would always be understanding. When my child was home late I would listen … More Sometimes it takes a bad mother to be a good mother
I know it’s hard to believe but Nelson Mandela always reminds me of my mom! No, she’s not black, or manly nor has she spent time in prison. However she has over the past many many years, (can’t say how many as that would reveal my much older sisters age!), managed to keep the peace … More The link between Mandela, Northern Ireland and my Mother.
It is three days since my brother got married. Three days since, for the first time in a lifetime, my whole family gathered together. My mom, sisters and brothers, grandchildren and partners. A motley crew. Yet we all knew that it was not truly everyone who was present. A very significant person was missing on … More Gone but never forgotten.
Why you may ask am I picking on men? Dont women spend hours each day, making sure they look good? Yes you are correct, and many of us women do indeed like what we see. However what I refer to in my title, is a type of “loving” only applicable to men. Let me explain … More At what age do men stop loving themselves?
Those who follow this blog, know that all is not well in my world. A young boy, childhood Leukemia, and a bone marrow transplant, have consumed me. We celebrated cancers defeat, but my young friend, is now battling a very rare infection. It is now I see, the very fine line, we walk each and … More When words are not enough
“Wear your ruby shoes, when you’re far away, so you’ll always stay, home in your heart”. I am writing this post for all to enjoy, but for me it is especially for just one person. My daughter who left home last week. Sweetheart I wish you Love and Happiness where ever you go. Enjoy yourself, … More Wear your ruby shoes.
Oh dear, I think I have been a mother too long! When I had my first child, I quite literally “adored” her. I experienced a love and devotion to her, that the most ardent followers of religion, would find it hard to beat. She could do no wrong. I had a second, third and fourth … More Twenty years a mother, and I still get it wrong!