Being a mum means carrying her in my womb.
It means watching her take her first breath.
Being a mum means changing her nappy for the first time and the 1000th time.
It means dressing her for the first time and the 1000th time.
Being a mum means watching her open her eyes to the world.
It means holding her hand.
Being a mum means seeing her smile for the first time and laugh.
It means wiping the tears of joy from my face and wiping the tears of sadness from her.
Being a mum means fixing the cuts and bruises with a kiss and a cuddle.
It means watching their first wobbly steps.
Being a mum is about being there for the times she is poorly because only a mummy’s cuddle makes her feel better.
It means seeing her in her school uniform for the first time, going to secondary school and starting a career.
Being a mum is teaching her about the birds, the bees and Aunt Flow.
It’s about pulling my hair out from the 20th argument or tantrum we’ve had that morning already.
Being a mum means no more toilet trips without her in tow.
It means saying goodbye to those long relaxing showers.
Being a mum is when I cook five different meals just so that she gets some food inside her.
It’s about relationship advice.
Being a mum means I say I love you more times than I can count on my hands each day.
It means I will never have a showroom house with clean walls and junk stored away neatly.
Being a mum means I frequently wear chocolate spread, sick, paint and milk on my clothes.
But most of all it means that I have an unconditional bond with three little ladies that nobody else will ever experience. I love my daughters and I love being their Mum!
Happy Mother’s Day for tomorrow! What does being a mum mean to you?