The last 5 days we have celebrated my Mum's Birthday. My house has been full of my family. This used to feel like a chore to me - I would love it for the first few hours and then I would be wanting my house and my space back. Though when everyone left yesterday and the house was quiet I felt a little bit empty. I then realised that not only do I want Paddy to be surrounded by family, I want to be surrounded by family.
We have never been a close family and I have always turned to my girlfriends instead of my sister but I think that having babies has brought some common ground between two very different people. And our maturity to realise the differences we have as mothers and women and the ability not to judge and feel judged is what is bringing us together as sisters.
Now to convince her to move closer...........
And my Mum, what can I say! She was with me every step of my pregnancy. She was in the birth suite waving a hand fan in front of my face for 12 hours straight. She was up for every feed with me when Paddy was a newborn. And she comes to stay a few nights every week to be with us. Seriously what a women! And what an inspiration as a mother - a mother who has always put her children ahead of herself. I can't wait for her to enjoy every minute of her grandson.
Now to convince her to move into our house full-time.....
This is my beautiful family at Mum's birthday luncheon. I love you all.
Come back soon!!!!