I AM THE MOTHER WHO WANTED A BABY
I was tagged by Laura Summers over at Laura’s Lovely Blog to write a post on “being the mother who….”
I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to write. You see I was once falsely accused of being a ‘bad mum’ and although this was not the case, it knocked me back and even put doubts in my mind about what kind of mother I was. Now I can confidently say that I have always been a brilliant mother in whatever circumstances I have found myself.
I’ve been a single parent with a newborn… it was not always easy but it was worth it! My daughter is the best.
If you find yourself a single parent with a newborn, you may want to read A Letter To The Single Mom With A Newborn
I found the thought of this post quite scary and difficult at first but I persevered and here it is.
An honest and true reflection of who I really am as a mother.
I am the Mother who…
I am the mother who wanted a baby so badly, I had fertility treatment with my husband. (Now x husband)
I am the mother who could not produce milk and had to give up breast feeding at six weeks.
I am the mother who was sent back to work when baby was 4 months old.
I am the mother who quit work because I wanted to be with baby.
I am the mother who was physically separated from baby (by the controlling x husband as a form of abuse)
I am the mother who was spat on and slapped and abused by her husband.
I am the mother who ran away with baby and got a protection order.
I am the mother who then put my baby into childcare to help me cope.
I am the mother who left her family and friends in NewZealand to make baby safe in the UK.
I am the mother who raised baby as a single mum for five years.
I am the Mother who faced injustice and was wrongly separated from baby.
I am the mother who struggled but survived.
I am the mother who put on weight and ate her emotions.
I am the mother who then lost all the weight through healthy eating and exercise.
I am the mother who then met the man of her dreams
I am the mother who married and gave baby a loving step father.
I am the mother who collapsed after the wedding and was diagnosed with adrenal failure.
I am the mother who stayed in bed for two years due to serious illness.
I am the mother who decided enough is enough and began blogging about my life.
I am the mother who is fighting to get well so I can be my best self.
I am the mother who won the Bronze MumpreneurUK Website Award in 2015.
I am the mother who also won the 2015 MumpreneurUK Voice Award in 2015
I am the Mother who is still fighting and fundraising to get well.
I am the Mother of my child. I will always be her Mother.
I am the Mother hear me roar!