I am a mother 6 times over with 27 years experience and still learning on the job. I am always seeking tips and advice on how to grow and to become an even better mother, I don't always get it right, I make many mistakes but I'm learning daily.
The best thing about having a daughter r in her late 20's is that she makes me look good! Whenever child #1 and I are out together and someone hears her call me 'mum', I receive a number of compliments, 'no way is that your daughter' 'my goodness, I thought you were sisters'. Even in her absence, when people are cooing over child #6 and ask if he is my first, I drop the BOMBSHELL, `no he is my sixth, my eldest is 20 ++++`...their responses always make my day, oh, how I love it. The shock on their faces is a dream and always serves to boost my inner ego.
Sometimes, my children drive me crazy and I just want to run away to Gatwick airport and board the first available flight to absolutely anywhere. Other times they fill my heart with great joy, pride, and happiness beyond measure.
I am presently a full time carer for my severely disabled son child #6 who has a rare life-limiting condition, our days are always unpredictable and an emergency can arise at any given moment; day or night. Patau Syndrome; more commonly known as Trisomy 13 has changed our lives forever. My son has severe epilepsy, he is completely blind but a joy to our family. He has taught us to have faith in God and to become even more thankful for all that we have, rather than focusing on what we don't have.
There are times when I'm in tears and just cannot cope and feel that I'm a really bad mum. Then there are those little moments when the children excel in something at school, or they step in to help in an emergency with their brother or they simply express gratitude for what they have and it makes it all worth while.
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