Because of the day that is in it, I want to salute the Mammies.
Being a Mammy is not an easy task, at the best of times. I will not go so low as to expand in the vein of the sickly sugary-coated way the cards being given this Sunday are written. I simply want to acknowledge that, though the rewards, and the joys, and the love received back, are beyond the comprehension of those who are not Mammies themselves, being a Mammy can be tough.
Even tougher for the Special Mammies. I have had a little glimpse of this through Cathal’s Mammy for the last year. And I take my hat off to her!
Even tougher if your little one has to go to hospital for surgery. And when it’s serious surgery as Cathal’s, Oh My God! How can a Mammy get through this?
So I salute all Mammies, all Special Mammies, and all those Mammies that have sat by their child’s hospital bedside. I hope you all have a nice Mother’s Day – and if you are a Mammy reading this outside of Ireland or the UK, this is for you too, as you all deserve recognition... ;-)
As for the Dads, they will have to wait their turn, won’t they?
Update on Cathal: his recovery is a question of “nice and slow”. He is taking his time through it, but considering what he has gone through, he is well entitled to this. I cannot imagine how sore he must be, and just wish I could do something for him... We are so powerless, aren’t we?