Other Twins

A Roundabout Thank You

While I was with you, there was so much frustration. I shed countless tears at your demands of me and became emotionally exhausted. I felt such anger towards you at times. You moved the goalposts and put up brick walls, just when I thought we were getting somewhere.

You weren’t always punctual. Sometimes you were forgetful. Some nights you gave me no rest. Sometimes you made me feel inadequate, or as though I was asking too much of you.

In spite of all this, with time I have softened and see that much of the negativity towards you is irrelevant now. It all distills down. There is no point me holding on to it anymore.

So I am letting go. This letter is, in fact, to show my gratitude.

Because you were there for me when I needed you. Because you knew what to do. Things went wrong but you knew how to right them.

Our rocky times together pale into insignificance as I look to the future, so full of potential. I am filled with gratitude for this present, and that future.


I am here.

They are here.

I am a mother.



National Health Service –  your whole may not be perfect, but your parts are often wonderful. Thank you for seeing me through.







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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    October 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Ahhh I love this! I wasn’t sure where it was going but I am in complete agreement with you! They have their bad times but they were great when it came to getting my boy delivered. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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