Happy Belated Mothers Day to all the amazing Mums out there…..
There is a mountain near where I live and I love to climb it, I have climbed it with my husband and with friends, but never with my kids aswell. Not for Mothers Day this year, I wanted to climb it with my family. I thought the kids are ready and so am I if they are not (hahaha, all other parents will know what I mean by this). This mountain is not big compared to some in the US, Canada or Mt Everest for that matter, it is by all standards a spectacular mountain all the same.
The funniest things happen when you set your sights on these things. As we were climbing the mountain we all had our own moments (good, bad, funny, thoughtful, the things that usually happen when you do something as a family) and at one moment I found myself deep in thought. ‘Why did I want to climb a mountain’ I asked myself, ‘what does climbing the mountain represent’. I realised that climbing the mountain represented a few things for me. I am a mum with no mum, she died of cancer when I was so very close to turning 16, often I have felt that I climb many a mountain on my own. While at any given time there have been hard things that I have needed to get through I have always been able to do so calling on my inner strength that I never give myself enough credit for. But here I was on Mothers Day climbing it with my family, I wasn’t alone and there are definitely some very important issues going on right now that feel like I am climbing the mountain, but it is not alone. It is with my family, it is with my husband, it is with friends that I trust.
I also realised that it is amazing what you can see from the top and what opens up in the world when you are there. As one of my children said, ‘this is a big mountain and I feel like an ant’. When we look back we will understand, at the moment, however, just keep climbing!!!
When have you had to climb a mountain???
Enjoy your day.