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Grief creeps up on you

I’ve been dealing with a lot lately, still grieving Grandad, lost my job…. And to be honest I figured it was about as much as I could handle and then a post on Facebook reminded me it’s the UK Mothers’ Day tomorrow and a whole other wound opened up.

It’s been nearly 15 years since Mum died. Almost half my life… And yet it still feels like yesterday. And sometimes I’m halfway through dialling that old phone number before I remember it will be my step-mother or my father (neither of whom I want to speak to), at the other end. 

Mum wasn’t perfect, we fought a lot, but she loved me and she proved it time and time again. And this year with everything going on, it’s hitting a little harder. No one should lose their mother at such a tender age. 

Mum, I wish I could tell you just one more time that I love you.

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