This year's Mother's Day has been a bittersweet one for me.
Personally, I have had a gorgeous day.
Beautiful handmade cards filled with proclamations of devotion, pancakes in bed, a bike ride in the sunshine, dinner made for me, so many cuddles.
However, there has been so much tragedy for two of my very close girlfriends in recent months. This Mother's Day cannot have been easy for either of them. I would never write about their predicaments, these are intensely personal and not my story to be telling.
So this Mother's Day I can't help but feel incredibly heavy-hearted - for the mothers who have lost their babies, born and unborn.
There is no silver lining for them. But these past few weeks have sharpened something in me. All I can say is I hold my babies closer.