I had a completely different post in mind when I first thought about Mother’s Day a few weeks ago. The world has changed so much since then. I was going to write about how sad I was that my relationship with my mother is now pretty much non-existent. Right now she won’t even answer my texts enquiring how she’s coping with things during this coronavirus pandemic. Yet I still can’t bring myself to phone her.
Instead, I think I’ll write about how grateful I am this Mother’s Day. I’m sitting in my pyjamas, watching my kids play Animal Crossing on the Switch. I may join them soon when I finish my coffee.
Life is good right now. It’s like the quiet before the storm. We have food, shelter, water, electricity, WiFi…and each other.
I don’t want to spoil today by writing about upsetting things. I’ll leave those posts for another day! Today is for appreciating being a mother and being kind to myself. So I’m going to leave it at that for now.