This is the Messy Me

My dad lost his dog last week. His 12 year old Labrador Winnie, which was my mums therapy dog. Truth be known Winnie was more my dads dog. He loved her immensely and she was a very important part of the family. When mum took ill many years ago and dad became her carer, WinnieContinue reading “This is the Messy Me”

A Letter to My Little Love

It’s only been a week, yet it feels like you’ve been in our lives far longer. A gift sent to us to cherish. To love. To teach. To teach us. A beautiful blessing to enter our hearts, and forever change us. My babies baby. My daughters daughter. My precious little love. Seeing you enter theContinue reading “A Letter to My Little Love”

Motherhood- What does it Mean?

“Motherhood is the choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own. To teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself over and over again, for doing everything wrong”- Donna Ball Having recentlyContinue reading “Motherhood- What does it Mean?”

Navigating a New Life- When Grief Comes Knocking

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it”– J.K Rowling There’s the briefest of moments when you start to awaken in the morning, where life feels uncomplicated, where you haven’t yet remembered. Where your life is like it was before, before the loss. And thenContinue reading “Navigating a New Life- When Grief Comes Knocking”

How do I say Goodbye to You Mum

As I sit here in your chair, I’m comforted by all your things around me. Everywhere I look there’s little pieces of you. Little pieces, that are bittersweet because you are gone. How do I reconcile in my head the last few days? How do I accept that you, my biggest fan and most loyalContinue reading “How do I say Goodbye to You Mum”

My Baby is having a Baby!

“There are no words to describe the happiness in holding your baby’s baby”-Unknown My baby girl is having a baby, and I cannot adequately express the overwhelming feelings of love. I’m completely undone in the most beautiful of ways. Twenty seven years ago I gave birth to this delicate porcelain doll. Exquisite from her sweetContinue reading “My Baby is having a Baby!”

The Mental Health Crisis is Real (& Why my Daughter is my Hero)

A really important piece I wrote for World Mental Health Day and an incredibly personal piece, so very close to my heart. It’s a mission of mine to make the world a better and more accepting place, because at any time, we or a loved one can struggle. https://elejrnl.com?p=3101335

A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are

I refer to those closest to me as “my tribe”. A group of incredible individuals, all very different and all at varying stages in their life. Those that are there to laugh with. Those that are there to cry with. But most of all a tribe of authentic and compassionate people that share life, shareContinue reading “A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are”

Things you may not know-A letter to my grown up kids

Carrying each of you for 9 months was such a gift. You were so wanted and so adored from the moment I knew. Feeling you move and kick me is something I will always treasure. I used to talk and sing to you everyday. I adored being pregnant, knowing that I would soon meet you.Continue reading “Things you may not know-A letter to my grown up kids”