Why being your mum is so much better than being your best friend

PhotoGrid_1434539037398 (1)You are my best friend but more importantly, you’re my child. Being your mum covers that ‘friendship’ role but it is so much more than that.
Being your mum means I really have known you your whole life and I KNOW you I’ve learnt everything about you and you KNOW us as your parents.
Being your mum means I will always guide you in the right direction and never lead you astray. You can come to me with anything and I will never judge you, I will always be there for you and will give you my honest advice.
Being your mum means when you’re upset I have to put on a brave face because I’m upset too, even if you’re upset because I’m the one that’s told you off, it still upsets me.
PhotoGrid_1434538651307Being your mum means I get to kiss you goodnight every night and I wouldn’t choose to do anything else!
Being your mum means when you’re ill I can’t sleep because I keep sneaking in to check that you’re ok and I have to put that brave face on again because I ALWAYS fear the worst.

Being your mum meansΒ I’m tired today but that’s ok because you needed me last night.
Being your mum means I understand that as you get older and you have a tantrum or a teenage strop you will say things you don’t mean and I will never love you any less when you go through these difficult changes.
PhotoGrid_1434537513632 (1)Being your mum means I have to find my voice, because I know what’s best for you, I will always speak up for the sake of you.
Being your mum means you and your daddy mean more to me than anything ever could so you will always be my priority.
Our friendship will naturally grow as you grow until the time you have your own family then that friendship role will be as equal as my mum role. But for now being your mum is so much better than being your best friend!

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  1. June 17, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Really Beautiful. And so true.

  2. June 23, 2015 / 8:12 am

    Such a lovely letter and so true! #twinklytuesday

  3. June 23, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Such a lovely post. I think being a friend is lovely but there are times when they will need us more than they know as a mum. I guess as they get older that balance could be a hard one to strike! #twinklytuesday

    • June 23, 2015 / 8:38 am

      Thank you! Yes it’ll be the teenage years that being a mum really comes into its own x

  4. June 23, 2015 / 11:08 am

    What a beautiful post. xxx

  5. June 23, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    This is such a beautiful post and so so true. Sometimes our babies don’t know just how much they need us, just how much we worry about us and just how much we need them. I love this. So gorgeous πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  6. June 25, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    This is such a sweet post I love it thanks for sharing on #kidscorner

  7. June 29, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Beautiful post and oh so true. Love how you say you have to find your voice as a mum – I can totally relate to that! x #sharethejoylinky

  8. Katy (What Katy Said)
    June 30, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    This is so lovely, I love being a mummy. Thanks for sharing in #KidsCorner x

  9. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    July 1, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Thank you for linking this up at #sharethejoy – it’s such an honest post full of the love you have for your little ones x

  10. July 3, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Aww this is so lovely and so true. I’m best friends with my Mum now but I’m sure she was more “Mum” for a long while! Thanks for linking up to #bestandworst and see you again xx

  11. July 6, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Beautiful post and so true! You’ve got to be mum first and foremost. #sharethejoy

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