MOTHER'S DAY

Sunday, 18 March 2012

If you're based in the UK, then I'm sure you're aware that today is Mother's Day (if not, then shame on you). Therefore, I think that it is only fitting that today, I share with you a little bit about my Ma. 
My Ma has a thing for expensive coats from Joseph and Davidoff Cigarillos.
A very popular post on the Blogosphere has always been that "a letter to my sixteen year old self." I find these posts fascinating... The warnings of heartbreaks to come, the promise that you will find the strength to recover, hints of wonderful friendships that will be made, pleas to study harder, and everything in between. In all honestly, however, I think mine would just say: 

"Stop being such a bitch to Ma. When you get over your teenage angst, you'll discover that she's your rock, your best friend, your closest ally in life, and you will never really forgive yourself for all the hurt you caused her, even though, luckily for you, she will."
But she's also partial to bumbling around in a kigu.
At the age of twenty two, my Ma is everything to me. My emotional (and financial) support, my best friend, my shrink, my shopping buddy, an occasional referee between myself and my brothers, and my favourite person to grab supper with. I hate that we're living in opposite ends of the country, but I love knowing that home is still there, waiting for me. 
We share a passion for Burger & Lobster - and she'll always split with me, so I never have to choose.
I look back to the past, and I am aware that all of my successes are due to my Ma. She has allowed me to become who I am today; never by being overbearingly moulding or controlling, but by letting me figure it out for myself, and gently guiding me back whenever I have strayed too far; for this, I am seriously grateful. 

I look to the future, and despite rising graduate unemployment, the nightmare of getting on the housing market, and the frightening thought of how much debt I'm getting into at university, I'm not afraid. Yes, it's daunting, but I know she'll be there as I muddle through it, as she has been through everything. 

So basically, this post is a huge thank you to my Mother, just for being bloody brilliant. I think I may even let her read my blog for the first time, because I want her to know how much she is appreciated. 

Thanks for everything, Ma. You really are the best.

Lots of love,

Mona. 

9 comments:

  1. Aww so sweet! I'm glad you have such a good relationship with your mum :)

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    1. Thank you Hazel... I hope your Mum was thoroughly spoilt yesterday! X

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  2. This is such a lovely post! Your mum seems an absolute gem, mainly because of her cute kigu outfit! xxxx

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    1. Thanks Becca! Yours was lovely too. She does rock her Kigu with pride! X

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  3. Your mum is rocking this kigu outfit, haha! ;) She sounds amazing! It's really nice to see that there DO exist positive mother/daughter relationships compared to my shabby one ..

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    1. She is amazing. I'm sorry your relationship with your Mum isn't the best, if it makes you feel better it took me years to realise what a wonderful Mother I have! X

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  4. Moms are the best right, I love that you mom dresses up...now my momma better step it up! haha

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All love notes are gratefully received. If you have a burning question, though, it would be better to hit me up with an email.

Mona x

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