Every so often I will repost some of my earlier blog entries for anyone who may have missed them …
PLATITUDES AND ATTITUDES.
A note to well-meaning people.
Yopu say: ‘Special babies only come to special people’. I now you think you mean well, I know you think you are paying me a compliment. But you are not.
You are holding that phrase out in front of you like a talisman against the evil eye: reassuring yourself that it could never happen to you, because you are ordinary, just the same as everyone else, not ‘special’ or ‘different’ like I must be. There’s nothing about you that attract that kind of luck.
Well, guess what? I’m just like everyone else too. I’ve done nothing good or bad in my life to attract God’s eye, either.
I’m just like YOU.
This little boy is my baby, I carried him in my womb, fed him at my breast and he’s one of only three people who can call me ‘Mummy’. That’s the most special thing in all the world. And the most ordinary.