Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Writing Workshop

You know what, none of the writing prompts fill me with the need to write this week.

I could be a million and one cartoon characters, but not one is me.  I am unique and can not be categorised, so this is about me.

Me, a mass of contradictions

A loving mother with two children I would lay down my life for, do they define me, to a point they do.  I am Mini and Maxi mads mum, to their friends, to the teachers and to some of the other parents at school and preschool.

I love my husband even more than my children, if that is at all possible.  He is the reason the children are here, the spark that brought them to life.  He is the man who has stood by me through thick and thin, through sickness and health and is just the most wonderful laid back man in the world.  He completes me, he wants me and I adore being with him.  When we first got married I used to get a frisson of excitement when he introduced me as his wife, well that has never gone away in nearly 15 years, so does that define me?  Yes in someways it does.  I have his name, I wear his ring, but I choose to allow him to hold my heart in his hands.

I am my mothers daughter, oh I do hate that phrase, partly because it is true.  Hard as it is to admit, I do take after her and that is why we possibly clash at times.  I hear myself say the things she used to say and do the things she used to do.  Does she define me, well out of her I came, so yes she does.

Some people say we are what we eat, that doesn't ring true for me,  I am the sum of my parts, the people who have touched me and influenced me, they are who I am, they have shaped me in ways I could never have imagined possible.  In fact I am more my Fathers daughter by his absence, than by the fact he was my dad.  I miss him so much and want to make him proud.

I am not in paid employment at the moment, I have no career to define who I am, I am not a Facilities Manager or a Recruitment Consultant, I am more than that, I am a chef, a cleaner, a teacher, a carer, a counsellor, a taxi driver, a personal shopper, an ironing lady, a painter, a decorator, an entertainer, a seamstress, a lover and much, much more.

I am me.



Liz (LivingwithKids) said...

Very interesting post.

Geriatric Mummy said...

I love this post. So true x

Mary Poppins said...

I too love this post, how uplifting and for me, has made me feel a whole lot better about myself, thanks for sharing :)

Ohoooo thank you Madhouse :) Goodness I am almost blubbing, really, I think I am soft ;) Actually your square would be very special as I know you have been through a lot and thinking of you and your courage whilst looking at your pretty square would make me smile indeed. Off to read your email, ooop-s now that was a little presumptious of me to presume your email was about the square, hope it was though :)

Thank you

Love and Hugs

Nicola said...

I love this post.

Hearth-mother said...

Oh what a lovely thing to read right now, especially about you and your husband - wonderful!

bekimarie said...

Lovely post, a very enjoyable read!

Beki xxx

bad penny said...

heartfelt writing - I don't know if I could do it

Very Bored in Catalunya said...

Brilliant post. You are also a brilliant writer! xx

Emily O said...

Lovely post, I decided to read one more this evening before I went to bed and glad I chose this one!

A Modern Mother said...

I love the bit about you and your hubby -- that'show it should be!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post - it made me smile - and we all need a few smiles in our lives.

Michelle said...

:) how lovely, Mich x

Josie @Sleep is for the Weak said...

Well, on one hand I am sorry that none of the prompts grabbed you this week. But on the other hand I am VERY glad because this is such a beautiful post!

I love the sureness I get from you, about who you are, about how comfortable you are in your skin. I admire it enormously, and I hope I can find that kind of inner confidence some day.

Thank you for this. So lovely x

Laura said...

Hello, couldn't find the comments area on the two top posts, maybe it's just me? So glad the mini mad situation is better. Although, should admit mine has had a serious relapse! Hey Ho!

This is such a special post. Being a Mum and a wife and having a loved family is the most important role in the World. L x
Obviously being able to switch a light off without touching it is also quite special.

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