Day: 6 May, 2016

Mummy Dearest & A Link-Up

Madre. Mamma. Mum. Mak. Mother.   When I first thought of bringing a few bloggers together to celebrate mothers, the idea was to reminisce and share.  An extra special memory.  Or heirloom, shared between generations.  And/or your basic everyday thoughts about that woman in your life.  Which makes it ironic that as I sit here before my laptop, fingers to the ready, words are simply not pouring forth. The relationship I have with my mother has been fraught with ups and downs.  That isn’t to say she was unkind or abusive.  Quite the contrary.  My mother is the loveliest, living saint of a person I know.  And therein lies the problem.  She was/is amazing.  I was/am difficult. See, it’s hard growing up with zero resemblance to your mother particularly when people look at her and say, “So pretty!!” then turn to look at you saying, “What happened to you?” I KID YOU NOT I fully realised, even then, that it wasn’t her fault at all.  In fact, whenever she heard any comment of that nature, …