Today was Mother’s Day. A day I usually avoid all contact with the outside world. For as long as I can remember Mother’s Day has always intensified my grief of not being able to hold my child and no matter how many years pass the pain is just as great. However this year everything has changed and I believe I owe that to my baby niece.
Since Sophie entered the world 11 weeks ago I have learnt what love is. From the first moment I met her any worries I had about resentment hindering the chance of me being a good Aunty flew out the window. I adore her more than I ever thought possible.
So for the first time in a very long time, on Mother’s Day, I have a happy heart. Who knows what the future holds for me, if I will one day have a child of my own. I do know that either way I have a gorgeous niece that I can spoil and be thankful that she has healed my heart.