Mother’s day is a rather poignant day for me.
When I walk around the shops and see shelves full of Mother’s Day cards, aisles full of ‘Best Mum’ teddy bears and beautiful bouquets of flowers, I can’t help but feel a little sad.
You see my mum passed away when I was 18 years old.
Mum was just 50 years old. She had ovarian cancer.
I try not to think of the sad times though which is why when I was asked by Hotel Chocolat if I’d like to write about my favourite ‘Mum Moments’, I thought I’d share some of my favourite memories of my own mum, as well as share some of my own ‘Mum Moments’.
Mum was always a happy, positive person. Rarely was she sad. Every day she’d smile, even when things got tough. She was a strong lady!
One summer, mum, dad, my sister and I were on holiday. We went to a water park full of slides, pools and sunshine! Watching my mum coming down these huge water slides was hilarious!
I went on one with her which was pitch black and I can still hear her laughter to this very day! Anyway, mum went on this one water slide whilst my sister and I, along with our dad waited at the bottom for her.
As she came flying down this water slide really fast, the top of her bathing suit slid down to her waist! In typical mum style rather than pull her bathing suit back up, she bobbed up and down in the water laughing uncontrollably! She couldn’t control her laughter and neither could we!
Thinking back to my own ‘Mum Moments’ my very first one has to be the moment I first held my twin girls. Born six weeks premature, they were rushed straight off to incubators after their birth. I wasn’t able to hold them straight away as they needed a lot of love and care from the doctors and nurses, but that very first cuddle was the first time I truly felt like a mum.
Tears of joy rushed down my cheeks. I remember the warmth of their little bodies against mine from the heat of the incubator. The fine hairs on their backs, arms and legs. Their crinkly, wrinkly knees and their deep brown eyes. It’s a moment that will live with me forever.
In celebration of Mother’s Day and all of the wonderful mums out there, I’ve teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to send a box of ‘The Mother’s Day Chocolate Sleekster‘ to one lucky winner. All you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below. Good luck! PS: Scroll down for some of my own images of the deliciously tasty chocolates inside the sleekster!
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