Day 17: My mum

Being grateful for my lovely mum:

My mum is such a superstar.

She is one of the most caring, thoughtful and all round loveliest people I know.

And she’s my mum. I know, what a lucky girl I am.

She’s always been there for me and we’ve always been close.

And I’ve come to appreciate her even more since I’ve been living back in the family home due to the ME/CFS.

I’ve found it incredibly hard giving up my independence and having to rely on mum to look after me. But she has made this transition much easier thanks to her kind, graceful nature.

And I appreciate that it can’t always be easy for her.

On bedrest days like today, she pops in to check on me, brings me cups of tea, and kindly prepares my meals. She has never once complained or made me feel like it’s too much.

I’m so grateful that she takes the time to understand my symptoms and triggers, and how she steps in to look after me when I’m not feeling well enough to look after myself.

She listens to me when I tell her how I’m feeling. She hugs me when I’m feeling down. She shields me from visitors when I’m too exhausted to be social.

She even helps me when I have to do something requiring some thought and my brain is too foggy.

She supports me no matter what, without judgement.

I tell her as often as possible how much I love her, how amazing she is and how grateful I am. And I do my best to help out whenever I am feeling well enough.

I hope she knows that I think she is simply the best. Because she is.

She’s my mum, my confidant, my best friend.

So with this in mind, my happy for today is being grateful for my lovely mum.

8 thoughts on “Day 17: My mum”

  1. You are so right sis, our mum is one in a million, plays everything down and rarely loses her cool. Not everyone has or speaks to their mum for one reason or another but the ones who do still communicate with their mum should take a moment and wonder what you’d do if she wasn’t around. I know I do and that reminds me just how special she is to us. Love you mum xxxxxxx

  2. Mum’s are the best! You are truly blessed. There has been many a time when I’ve had really bad days with CFS when I wished there was someone there to bring myself a cuppa, make me something healthy to eat and say some kind words. I am so fortunate to now have a wonderful boyfriend who I see a few days a week 🙂 Xx

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