3 Jun 2015

From Mother to Mother


On my last evening in Germany, after I had put the kids to bed, my parents and I sat down for a farewell glass of wine when my Mum suddenly looked at me and said in earnest: “I really admire you, Isa. How you’re coping with two kids, and how you combine a family and a demanding full time job.  And how you’re travelling on your own with two little kids and everything you’re doing with them. You’re a fantastic Mum and I am so proud of you!”

This came out of nowhere. I really wasn’t expecting this, and my Mum’s words more than touched me.

My Mum’s approval, support and pride mean the world to me. Just a few, simple lines, spoken from the heart, from mother to daughter, from one mother to another, but so powerful and meaningful.

And even though I never knew that I needed to hear those words, I totally did. It’s very reassuring when your own Mother – the woman you respect and love most - tells you that you’re a good Mum and gives you that pat on the back.

I will remember that during those moments when I question myself and my abilities as a Mum, which we all have from time to time, but working Mums probably more so than others.


If I ever need some perspective again, I will remember her words. And I’ll remind myself that actually, yes, I’m probably doing ok. 

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  1. How lovely to hear - that must have been lovely :) #sharewithme

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    1. It was, thank you Charlotte. Like I said, until my Mum said it, I never knew I needed / wanted to hear it, but it was a massive boost! x

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  2. Awww so beautiful, my Mum sends me messages like this, they are rare and spaced sporadically around many questions of why I do things the way I do, that drive me insane. At least I know that at the end of it all when I get sent something like this, it's all ok. There's something so reassuring about your Mum affirming your role as a Mother too xxx this is a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing #sharewithme

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    1. Aw, that's lovely that your Mum does that. I used to have mostly the "if I were you, I'd do .." and "why are you doing that?" with my first child, but somehow, over time, my Mum has stopped that completely and is now saying these lovely things. It's definitely the best affirmation! x

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  3. Awww thats so sweet of her to say! I am really so in awe of the things that you can do like you mom! You sound amazing =) #sharewithme

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    1. Aw, thank you, you're too kind. I'm really not, but it's lovely of you to say! :-) x

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  4. I agree with your momma and reading this got me choked up to. From one mother to another so beautifully written and said. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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  5. What a lovely post and such a wonderful thing for your mum to say to you she must be very proud of you x #sharewithme

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