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To say that I love my mum.

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Elendon Sun 29-Jan-17 15:41:34

I love my mum. She has been a solid person in my life. She is in her 90s and is just wonderful.

I tell her I love her always.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sun 29-Jan-17 15:43:43

Sounds like Mama Elendon is a good sort! I'm glad she knows she's loved.

Amandahugandkisses Sun 29-Jan-17 15:50:34

I adore my Mum. I can't imagine life without her.

Welshmaenad Sun 29-Jan-17 15:55:04

I sadly lost my mum a couple of years ago but I love hearing about positive mother-daughter relationships as mine was wonderful too.

I also work in adult social services and absolutely love the interactions I have with my older service users. Some families can be hard work but so many of them are so caring, invested and involved with their older relatives and seeing those dynamics play out is one of the reasons I like what I do so very much.

Elendon Sun 29-Jan-17 16:01:52

I can't imagine life without my mum too Amanda. Though one day it will happen. I don't live close to her, but if I did, I would be popping in regularly. She loves her independence. She is also a realist.

monkeysox Sun 29-Jan-17 16:03:58

You are very lucky. Miss mine every day

Tattsyrup Sun 29-Jan-17 16:04:09

I love my mum, too. Most selfless person I've ever met. She learnt from the best, though. My nan was a badass land girl, and she'd give anyone anything to help them out.

MrsSthe3rd Sun 29-Jan-17 16:07:30

Wish I could feel like this. And it makes me so sad that I can't.

When my DH says 'love you' to his Mum, it can make me uncomfortable. Yet I can tell my DH & DC that I love them, daily.

I'm really happy, and jealous, about people having these types of relationships with their parents. But I'd never with this side of it on anyone.

MrsSthe3rd Sun 29-Jan-17 16:08:24

With = wish!

MuteButtonisOn Sun 29-Jan-17 16:09:45

Mine's wonderful too. In her mid 80s and never stops, she's an inspiration, uncritical, supportive, and not nosey. She's also great friends with my MIL, who is great too. I tell my mum how much I love her all the time. When my folks are gone I'll have no blood family apart from those I've created so I make the most of it.

PersisFord Sun 29-Jan-17 16:10:54

Awww I love my mum too. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood and she is still my rock. She instilled in all of us the knowledge that we were perfect in her and DF's eyes - beautiful, clever, funny, brilliant at everything we did. The epitome of unconditional love. I really hope I come even near to being the mum she is.

GreenRut Sun 29-Jan-17 16:12:13

I adore my mum. Not only has she pulled me through post natal depression (twice), she bought me up in v difficult circumstances and pushed me on in life to achieve more than society would normally expect from me. I love that she gives zero fucks about my high flying job now and still rings me at work to talk about coronation street/her breakfast /random shit and gets highly offended if I say mum I'm at work I can't talk. She cracks me up on a daily basis and is anther mother to my children. We gossip for hours on the phone and even if I've just seen her at my house she'll ring me ten minutes later and we can chat for another hour about a whole load of other stuff. My dh thinks there is something wrong with us smile

Lovely thread, op!

Elendon Sun 29-Jan-17 16:15:23

Tattsyrup My gran was also a kick ass woman. I miss her too.

Honeyandfizz Sun 29-Jan-17 16:17:59

Can I tell you all about my mum please?! Mum to 4 and now Gran to 7 and a foster grandchild, she's about the best that can be. Her never ending love and support has wrapped me in this huge loving security blanket all my life. There's not a thing she wouldn't do for us if it's in her power.

One thing stands out more recently though. I had a nervous breakdown a couple of years ago. I had forgotten what it meant to really need her to mother me. She was there EVERY day, phoning several times a day just to see if I was ok. It meant the absolute world and I'll never forget it. If only I was half the woman she is...

Elendon Sun 29-Jan-17 16:18:12

GreenRut Your post has made me laugh. That's it in a nutshell.

Elendon Sun 29-Jan-17 16:21:11

flowers to all our lovely mums. Those still with us and those who remain with us, in our hearts.

ThePinkOcelot Sun 29-Jan-17 16:21:29

I love my mum too. More than anything.
I had to tell her yesterday that my dad had died as she was asking if I had seen him. Dad died 24 years ago and watching her grieve again was absolutely heartbreaking. She has Alzheimer's.

PersisFord Sun 29-Jan-17 16:31:19

flowers pink, that's so sad for you both.

ThePinkOcelot Sun 29-Jan-17 16:55:27

Thanks Persis, I came home and balled my eyes out.

GreenRut Sun 29-Jan-17 16:56:50

Pink, that Is heartbreaking flowers

n0ne Sun 29-Jan-17 17:05:42

I love my mum! She's not the easiest person to get along with as her child (she's great with everyone else hmm) but she's smart and strong and taught me that a woman can do anything a man can and more, just by her actions. She raised 3 kids basically singlehanded (DF was an abusive alcoholic and worse than useless), holding down a pretty high-level job in the days women just didn't do that, and adding 2 more jobs on when money got really tight (when did she sleep? I've no idea). We never went without for anything, me and DSis even going to the local grammar school with all the expense that comes with that. She knows more people than is remotely reasonable, and treats them all the same, prime minister or beach bum (real examples of friends of hers!) She is a master negotiator and can sweet-talk anyone to do anything, but equally will do anything for anyone. Life has treated her very badly but she's still there, fighting the good fight into her 70s (did I mention she's also beautiful and looks 20 years younger? She's always being chasd by some man or another, half her age wink). She's kind of my hero, if not exactly my friend. I love her dearly, she's amazing.

Great thread, OP!

n0ne Sun 29-Jan-17 17:07:16

Oh Pink, that's so awful. You poor live flowersflowersflowers

U2HasTheEdge Sun 29-Jan-17 17:13:56

My mum is amazing. She is my best friend as well. There is nothing I can't tell her and I don't know what I will do without her one day.

I don't have a dad who wants me, he was abusive but it did bring me and my mum closer in many ways.

thanks Pink

LadyOfTheCanyon Sun 29-Jan-17 17:18:31

My mum is brilliant. She's currently watching her mum fade away in hospital but she just pulls up her big girl pants and gets on with it. She's gone through a lot in her life and I'm so proud that she's come out the other side. I don't talk to her as often as I should, so I'm going to call her now for a chat. Thanks OP.
flowers for all the lovely mums.

moreslackthanslick Sun 29-Jan-17 17:24:06

Lovely thread, loved my mum too and often still go to give her a ring 8.5 years after her death.

I've been thinking lots about her lately as my dad went to join her just under 2 weeks ago, shattered her peace no doubt! grin

All of you with lovely mum's celebrating them are lovely too.

flowers pink

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