Vicki Moore

A letter to my 'Mum Tribe'

written by Vicki Cockerill

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This letter is to say thank you.

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Thank you for being there, for checking in, for seeing if I was alright.

For knowing that I wasn’t okay, for seeing through what I was saying. Even after I was a rubbish friend, completely self-absorbed in the parent fog or, just to frazzled to pick up the phone.

It is to say thank you for standing by me, after the countless times I cancelled on you.

You supported me, you stood by me but most of all you understood me.

Without expecting anything back in return you called me, or messaged me just to see how I was.

You never judged, you always listened and you always tried to help.

Without asking you knew what I needed.

What I didn’t know, was how much I needed you.

I look back in those first few weeks and realise how much of a help you were.

I couldn’t have done it without you, I remained sane because of you.

You didn’t realise that it was because of you, I was getting through this.

When I was down, felt like a failure or just to tired to function, you were there.

It may not seem like it but I am so grateful to you.

I never told you how much you mean to me.

I never told you thank you, for everything you do for me, for being you.

That I love you.

You are my mum tribe, you have helped me become the mother I am today.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and you are part of that village.

For those reasons, I cannot say thank you enough x

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