Love always 

When plasters and a hug for a scraped knee are a distant memory and the realisation sets in that sometimes as a parent there are things that you can’t simply fix for your child by yourself.

As a parent it’s my role and job to guide and support the kids through life and generally make things good and if needed better.

As they get bigger and life moves forwards the challenges are not only different but sometimes bigger too.

Whilst it can be hard enough to navigate myself through such times it’s harder still to watch my children when they struggle.

I want to be able to fix things and make them all better but sometimes I realise I have to stand back, take a deep breath and admit that I can’t.

I can’t always help to make sense of the emotions and feelings that along with hormones and teenage changes arrive almost out of the blue and take them by surprise almost as much as me.

When did these little people suddenly become young adults with fears and worries that I can’t simply wipe away with a hug and a smile.

The guilt I have and I’m sure will always feel has some days been enormous~constantly asking myself is it something I’ve done/am doing wrong? Should I be doing things better? I am after all only human as we all are, I know in my heart that no matter what I do, where I go and the decisions I make will always be with them at the forefront of it all.

I may get things wrong from time to time and the frustration can boil over, I may not have all the answers but I do have a huge amount of endless love and that will never change.

So here’s to being a parent a Mum, doing my best, even when my patience is being put to the test, I wouldn’t have it any other way.❤️x

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