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.