Our third week of #PostsFromTheHeart contained some incredible posts. Each week, I feel so privileged to sit and read the work of so many incredible writers all in one place, and yes each week I have to reach for the tissue box more than once.
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This week’s highlighted posts were once again incredibly difficult to choose, but I think you will all agree that they are more than deserving of their place:
A Letter To Myself On My 17th Birthday by Five Little Doves was one of the most inspirational posts I’ve ever read. Laura’s strength and vulnerability shone through the whole piece in equal measures, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who had tears streaming down my face as I read it. It’s a letter about loss, but more than that it’s a letter about love and survival. Quite simply, it needs to be read.
A Letter To My Pregnant Self by Someone’s Mum also touched me deeply. The feelings Danielle describes within it cannot help but resonate with everyone who has ever had a child, but its message is even more poignant to those of us who have a child with additional needs. All parents worry if they a good enough, but if your child is different in some way that worry is amplified. It’s a beautiful piece that explores both fear and growing confidence.
Every Friday I Feel Like A Rubbish Mum by Becky at The Family Bee Hive spoke straight to my own vulnerabilities. It’s often so hard to know whether the decisions we make for our children are the right ones or the wrong ones, and this post portrayed that beautifully. I defy any mum not to relate to what is written here.