Happy Mother’s Day and the Mothers Day Classic – 2014!

The last two weeks have been somewhat emotionally exhausting. A dear family friend of mine passed away and as you can imagine my thoughts have been with her and my memories of her. This morning was the Mothers Day Classic an event to raise money for Breast Cancer. For the last five years – one of which I’ve missed due to having my appendix removed I’ve been doing this event as part of Team Amelia. Team Amelia was begun by my very good friend Amelia in support of CanTeen. Her family have continued to do it every year since her passing as a way to remember Amelia and continue to raise money for CanTeen. 

As my family friend – Marg who I mentioned above had Breast Cancer back in 2005 I felt like I wanted to do it for her as well as Amelia. I set off this morning with a bit of late start…oops along with my Mum and a friend of ours… ready to do the walk. Because of the late start it meant we missed meeting up with the team before hand… and by the time we started I ended up separating from Mum and our friend… another oops… 

Somehow though I managed to continue by myself and the more I kept going the more I felt determined and the more I felt as though both Amelia and Marg were there with me. I kept thinking about how both of these people loved doing things like this and how how they have similar traits, etc. About half way through I decided that I wanted to do another lap and then just did it! I kept thinking of them as I did it, I cried a couple of times but also smiled too. I never felt tired, puffed or lonely; I just had quiet determination to keep moving. 

By the time I caught up though with some of the girls from Team Amelia I noticed that I started to feel a little shakey and so I had to stand still for at least 15 minutes before heading home again. I know that it wasn’t a marathon or anything but doing this just felt great. Unfortunately due to not having my myki (a ticket we use for public transport) I ended up walking home as well – although this time at a slower pace… It took me approximately an hour by which time I really was exhausted! 

Because I missed the photos this morning I eventually took this goofy looking one…although I am smiling I do have to admit it is a little ‘put on’ due to being so tired. 

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Happy Mothers Day to all mothers out there – especially to of course my own – love you lots!! 

I hope that Melbournians are enjoying the sun today – came out during the walk which was just what we all needed! 

A picture says a thousand words

I thought that I would get in early because tomorrow morning I’m doing the Mother’s Day Classic…. but…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY – to my mum first of all

and to anyone else who is a mother.

All the best,

Emma 🙂

Dear Mum:

Ok It’s roughly a month to mother’s day but I was inspired today after a phone call I had with my mother – she has given me everything now all I need to do and so does she is to let go a little so we can our lives a little bit more separately from each other, it’s not say we won’t spend time together… but anyway here it is… now when it comes to mother’s day, I may not have much to say… but I’m sure I’ll think of something:

Dear Mum:

The love that I have for you is a given for you are my mother. It is unconditional, cannot be touched or taken away, I will never feel this love for others as it is unique and therefore forever and always.  My love for you will always hold strong even when we fall or see tough times, no matter how much we argue, are angry at each other or even when we laugh in each other’s company. A love between mother and child or child and mother is like no other – even if that is a cliché it is true.  The point of this message though is not to say that I love you, because we know that we love each other – even if we don’t say it.

It’s to say that I admire you. I admire you for raising Tom and I as a single parent. I admire you for being a midwife and lactation consultant and working your butt off for years – and still managing to do so. I admire you for your strength as a person and mother.

I admire you for not succumbing to outside pressure to be a different person to who you are; including the “uniform” which you wear all the time – it shows perfect effortless style and comfort, even if it’s not me… you are still who you are.

You have shown me what it is to be yourself, to be a working mother, to be caring and loving, to be wacky, crazy, and quirky all in one package and for showing me the ropes of life. I know what I know from you; your warmth, your honesty, zest for life and all your life lessons – some of which are learnt from what not to do but at least you have taught me that making mistakes is ok.

We have so many laughs together, I love spending time with you – which I know most people don’t understand, but that’s ok because I would prefer that then to have it any other way…

Thanks for being there for me; I don’t say it enough…

Love Ems xoxoxxoxoxoxoxo

Lessons learnt by my mother:

  • Don’t put your eggs in one basket
  • Things always find a way of working out
  • To always do right by others. If you say you’ll be committed to something, then stick with it.
  • You can’t sit around and be miserable for ever, sometimes if you go for a walk, things will start to look better.

Just a short, quick post – as this came to mind today…