^^Literally my favourite photograph of my mother and I from when I was little. Taken in May 1990, I was six months old^^
It's that time of year again to celebrate our mummies, and I honestly couldn't shout about my mum enough.
This years Mothers Day is kind of an important one for me as it's my last one not being a parent myself. This time next year Baby Bee will be with us in the big wide world and honesty I'm so excited for the challenge that is motherhood. But this year, I'm focusing on my mumma.
She's had a really tough year, especially over the last couple of months, but as always she powers through. She's my inspiration.
My happiest moment last year was seeing my mums face when we showed her the scan photos of Baby Bee. She genuinely looked over the moon, and as a woman who plays things close to her chest this really did mean the world to me.
Her opinion matters to me. It always has. I had 'Mum' tattooed on my wrist at 18 before I went to University to remind me every single day who I wanted to be, who I looked up, and who I wanted to make proud always.
She's my hero, and the best mother I could ever have asked for, and she looked after three girls pretty much alone, and then totally alone for many years. And despite her jokes, we've all turned out OK.
So happy mother's day to all the mums out there.
To my mother-in-law, thank you for making the son that I got the chance to marry, he's a credit to you, and honestly probably the best human in the world - without you he wouldn't be him.
To my sister-in-law, never forget how wonderful a mother you are. My nieces are a total credit to you, the smartest little girls I know with a mum who dotes on them completely. Never forget how strong you are.
To my dear friend Sam, I'll never forget your wisdom, and your girls are so lucky to have such a wise and grounded mother. They are growing to be wonderful human beings.
To the lovely Natasha, you're a fantastic mother, and an absolute inspiration. You've pulled through so much and your little boy and girl are adorbale and sweet.
To all the mums-to-be out there, you're going to be great. It's going to be the hardest thing ever, but it is so going to be worth it. Never give up.
To my mum, you are everything to me. You inspire me, you make me laugh and above everything you're my guiding star. I'll love you everyday for the rest of my life. And you're going to be the best Nanna in the world to our Little Dragon.
^^Me and my mum, and my first cat, Petal - yes I imagine this will be me, Baby Bee and either Archimedes or Dante in the not so distant future!^^
Happy Mother's Day, mums everywhere. x