I woke up this morning to lovely little gifts and cards from my three very young littles which I haven't had a chance to open yet. My children often drive me mad but they are the most precious thing in my life. I hope some of you here will be spending a very special Mother's Day with their mums and/or their children. You may find this a little bit strange, but even though I will be spending quality time with them, I also chose to spend a large part of my day on this forum because I wanted to be there for those of you for whom this day will be difficult to bear.
I was reading just yesterday @Marie26 's moving story on this thread and it hit me how for some of you, this will be the first Mother's Day without their mums. There were comments on that thread that were deeply moving - mums who had booked a big birthday celebration last weekend and were no longer there to attend it or whose birthday would have been in two days' time, @Antoni buying a Mother's Day card and putting it near the tree where the mum's ashes were scattered. I am thinking too of @Laurab33 who lost her mum in the early hours of Tuesday morning and who has had to arrange funeral flowers for her mum instead of ordering flowers today
Whether you lost your mum a week ago or twenty years ago, today will be a very sad occasion for so many of you and there is no doubt your mums will very much be on your minds today. I just wanted to say that today, on Cancer Chat, we are celebrating all our mums and no one will be forgotten.
So you can use this thread to rekindle those precious memories of your mums or simply to talk knowing that you are not alone, that there will be others who will be here today feeling just the same.
Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator