Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mother's Day gratitude

Many years ago I saw a car sticker that read: If abortion had been legal then would you be here today?

I like to think I would but it must have been incredibly hard for my mother to have - and keep - me as an unmarried mother in the 50s. She must have been very brave.

But I'm thankful that she did.
I visited her grave yesterday. It's the first time I've been for over a year. Last time I went there I said that I must arrange for it to be spruced up. As you can see that's still on my to-do list. But I left some freesias, her favourite flowers.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

She'll know how you feel, just as my mother does about me. They never really go away, you know.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Mine is a similar story but in the 70's .. I had to battle to keep my eldest son and I did. But I was sent to a Mother and Baby unit in Essex , run by Catholic NUNS .. they were ok but apparently I was there at the better times. I was sent so I could think about things and what I was going to do..