I’m just a mum

I’m just a mum, one of far too many, all sitting in a brightly lit children’s play area secluded in the corner of the hospital.

I’m just a mum, no prior training and no formal qualifications, past experience includes older children; but we never came here before and this is foreign territory.

BB glides through her pre op assessment, not shedding a tear as they gently remove some of her blood whilst I struggle to keep myself in check.

I’m just a mum trying to learn how to cope raising a child with different needs; she is just a toddler who sparkles as she simply gets on with it.

I’m just a mum; she makes me want to be a better one.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Mad House
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:40:35

    Ah I am in tears now

    Reply

  2. Michelle @ Simplify, Live, Love
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:44:49

    Hugs, Jane. Thinking of you from across the ocean. I know what this feels like and it still makes me cry even though it’s not my baby. You’ll get through it.

    Reply

  3. Sukh Pabial
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:44:55

    Funny huh? Someone so little can make someone so learned and wise to the world see that life is quite wonderful.

    Reply

  4. Kylie Hodges (@kykaree)
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 15:27:32

    Beautiful. You are a wonderful mum.

    You will get through this and find strength you didn’t know you had.

    Promise

    Reply

  5. Expat Mammy
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 15:38:49

    sounds like your the best mammy.xxxxxxx

    Reply

  6. Notmyyearoff
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 15:48:18

    *hugs!!!!* and a bloody good mum at that!

    Reply

  7. Notmyyearoff
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 15:49:49

    *hugs* you’re a fantastic mum!

    Reply

  8. anna tims (@ageingmatron)
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 16:32:24

    Most mothers never feel good enough but it’s self-evident that your daughter sparkles through her ordeal because she has such a fine one.

    Reply

  9. mummiafelice
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 17:04:52

    Massive, massive hugs xxx

    Reply

  10. Total DeliciousNess (@DeliciousNessy)
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 21:50:45

    BB rocks. I reckon she’s going to become some kind of superhero.
    Hugs to you xxxx

    Reply

  11. Bibsey Mama
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 21:56:43

    Oh love. This sounds hard. And BB sounds like a beautiful, brave little girl. Love and luck from Bibsey and me. xxx

    Reply

  12. Blue Sky
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 22:11:26

    I know xx and your daughter sounds absolutely lovely ((hugs))

    Reply

  13. FionaCambouropoulos (@coombemill)
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 22:28:04

    A beautiful post, a difficult time x

    Reply

  14. Erica Price
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 14:21:44

    How difficult for you. Sounds like BB is being very brave. x

    Reply

  15. sarahmumof3
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 18:53:04

    what a beautiful post, thoughts and wishes with you all Im sure you’ll be just fine and dandy as you follow your amazing little girls lead and keep on smiling 😀 x

    Reply

  16. mothersalwaysright
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 09:06:32

    Love you and BB. You’re the best mum I can imagine. And she’s the most gorgeous little thing ever. x

    Reply

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  18. h0pefulmummy
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 09:42:22

    you don’t need to be a better mummy, she doesn’t expect more of you so you shouldn’t expect more of yourself – i bet that she loves you just as you are. you are enough! love her and cuddle her – that’s all that she wants.
    has she had her op yet? hope that it all goes well and that the 13 weeks will fly past – she will quickly adapt and teach you what life is like with a stookie.
    thanks for contributing the the love all blogs showcase this week
    take care

    Reply

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