It's Mother's Day!

It’s Mother’s Day here in Australia. I’d like to wish every one of you a happy day. I do hope you have enjoyed time with your loved ones.

For many of us, Mother’s Day is a hard day. Perhaps your mother is no longer here, you cannot see her on the day, or you are estranged from her. Perhaps you are a mother who cannot see your children on the day. Perhaps you have never had children, or you have lost a child.

This can make the day a difficult one. Feelings of abandonment and loneliness arise and hearing about Mother’s Day celebrations makes the pain worse.

Mostly, I feel sadness on this day. I lost the mother I knew 37 years ago, and I have no children to call my own. Mother’s Day holds little meaning for me except the vague memories of my relationship with her.

Dreamy, my faithful greyhound, has been a real comfort for me over the last 5 years. I guess my relationship with him goes some way to compensating for my lack of children. Having the ability to love someone and take care of them has added to my life greatly. He may not be able to bring me breakfast in bed, or say Happy Mother’s Day, but I have someone to cuddle who loves me back.

If you are without others on this day, I hope you have a furry friend to love, too. Please message me if you want a chat.

In love, Jenny

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