Day 32 of my 40 (46) Day Blog Challenge. In case you are new here, let me fill you in . I decided to publish a blog around the subject of mental health and wellbeing every day for Lent. Mental health is such an important subject to be speaking about openly, and I wanted to see what would happen if I started this. Very quickly, lots of people decided to join in and write about their own experiences of mental health. It has been such a blessing. And thank you everyone who has participated so far. There are now just 2 weeks left to go.
Day 26 of my 40 Day Blog Challenge. Elizabeth shares some beautiful thoughts this mothers day…
Today is a great day. Today, I am surrounded by my immediate family and we shall have quality family time. We shall play together, eat together and have fun together. We shall also get a bit frustrated and impatient with each other because we are a normal family.
Today, Mother’s Day, hasn’t always been a great day. It’s been a day I wished didn’t exist because of unfulfilled dreams. It’s been a day which has made loss in my life all the more apparent. But for me, it means I get to enjoy and appreciate THIS particular day all the more.
But today, I want to remember and consider all the people for whom today is difficult: for those who have lost their mother’s; for those who have lost their grandmother’s; for those who have never known their mother; for those who’ve longed for years to be a mother and it’s not worked out; for those who want to be with their mother’s and distance separates them; for the mothers who have lost their babies; for those whose mother’s have fallen short and feel let down by them. I acknowledge that today can be a difficult day. And I’m thinking of you. Please don’t feel forgotten.