Yearning for my mama – My Captured Moment

Mummy, mommy and mama to name a few are the common names we call our mother.   In my home country, we normally call our mother Mama whereas here in the UK, they’re usually called Mummy.  What do you call your mother?

I want to share this quote which had caught my attention and made me pondered on….


I find this quote so captivating as it gives the motherly love and parental responsibility of paramount importance.  For me, it means that every mother who showers warmth, fosters independence and security amongst her children enables every child to bear roots to stand on one’s own feet confidently.  To grow wings that will make them capable to fly and reach out for their dreams, ambitions and destiny. 

My Captured Moment for this week is a photo of my mama and myself way back 2008, when we celebrated our birthday together as we used to being it just 2 days apart.

My mama and me
My mama and me

Since I got married and moved over here in the UK, me and my husband have been entirely self-reliant with bringing up our own kids and the family.  I can confidently say that we have done well on our own feet.  It brings out the best in ourselves.  Of course I have to thank my parents especially my mama for molding me the way I am, a mature, sensible and responsible person.  I have to thank her too for teaching me every little things since I was a child as I have perfected it now being a wife and a mummy.  I assumed she had shaped me in a way that leaning unto her is unnecessary as I grow into my own individual self.

 Anyhow, our family life is made easier with a well managed family routine in place.   Although having said that, no matter how perfectly established and suitable it is to the current situation, there’s still no assurance of it to remain unshaken.  Sometimes it goes wrong too with sudden change of circumstance or even sickness can cause it to fall apart.  In fact, these last few weeks, our stable routine has been tested to the edge.  To the extent that both me and my husband struggled to cope.

In times of tough moments like this, I want to reach out to my mama to support me physically and emotionally.   I wish she’s here nearby whom I can call anytime when I need a helping hand.  I wish she just live around the corner whom I can rely to look after the kids when I’m away to work.  I badly want her as a shoulder to lean on.  Somebody who will comfort me and tell me that everything is fine.

I don’t think the quote applies to me after all… no matter how comfortable I am with myself and my family, I am still yearning for my Mama so dearly.

Do you agree with the quote?

Do you miss your mum too?

This post is linked up with:

Cuddle Fairy
Mami 2 Five
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

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34 thoughts on “Yearning for my mama – My Captured Moment

  • Ahhh what a lovely post. I am very lucky to have moved back from Singapore to be close to my mama again but still I know our time together is precious because not forever. There is nothing like a mama’s security and although I can’t offer that to you right now, I’m sending you a big virtual hug in lieu lovely. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this lovely piece.

    • ReimerandRuby

      Awww Thank you! That’s all I need right now… it makes a massive difference I think if we live nearby our parents especially with looking after kids.

  • Aww, I know how you feel. When I am struggling looking after my son I always wish my Mum was here. I wish she lived closer so she could help out and I could see her more often. I don’t know how I would cope if she lived in a different country. This is a lovely, thought provoking post. I don’t really like the quote, no matter how mature or well rounded a person is I think there are still going to be occasions in life where we need someone to lean on xx #coolmumclub

    • ReimerandRuby

      I totally agree with you… it’s always nice to have somebody else around apart from our husband when you need something, and it would be much better if it’s our parents or our mum.

  • A lovely quote and picture of you both, such a shame you can’t live nearer to each other. I hope you are all feeling better xx #mycapturedmoment

  • I definitely miss being close to my family. I’m actually closer to my dad, but I totally understand what youre going through raising kids so far from your family. My husband and I are raising our daughter far from family as well and sometimes it’s brutal. We have zero family nearby, and we both work. If one of us has a sick day there’s no one to step in. I also miss my family’s company. I like my parents and enjoy them as people. I don’t think that’s something I’ll ever outgrow.

    Lovely post! #fabfriday

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s difficult without family support nearby especially if you have kids, a little help from family means a lot. Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment

  • What a beautiful post, Cheryl! There is nothing like a mother’s love! I have those moments too, being away from family and so know what you are saying. We are luckier I guess with modern technology but sometimes I also wish that Mum was just round the corner too. #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think life would have been easier if our mums are just round the corner and always there to give us a hand especially with looking after kids. Thanks El!

  • Such lovely and thoughtful post. I think someone is feeling a little bit homesick. I get that a lot too. I missed my family company and I always have the feeling of guilt when my kids can’t speak Thai to me. Sometimes I just wish for a helping hand from a family member to be by my side and ease out the rides together. You are so lucky to have spend all those wonderful birthday with your mama. You both look so happy together. ❤ Thank you so so much for linking up with me again. #FabFridayPost x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yep, that’s me feeling homesick all the time. My kids doesn’t speak my language either as I don’t want them to be confused, probably when they’re a bit bigger and if they’re interested then I can teach them some like their dad. Thanks for a lovely comment!

  • What a beautiful quote! I love the message that though mum is there for you to lean on, her teachings mean you don’t *need* to. I lived away for a few years and I really missed my mum the whole time – but now we live just a few streets away from my family. 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think you’re lucky when you live close to your parents… especially if you have kids, they’re just handy for childcare.

  • Heledd - Running in Lavender

    What a beautiful picture of you and your mum. My family live away too and I miss my mum more than anyone. Thankfully she makes the trip up from Wales on a regular-ish basis. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      Awww how I wish my mum could visit or I could visit her regularly, it’s just impossible as it involves a significant amount of money and I can’t afford it. Thanks for your lovely comment!

  • Aw so hard when you are so far away from family bit at least we have Skype to ease some yearning for contact X #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I totally agree, I have to thank for the internet for that inconvenience… Thanks!

  • I can relate to how you feel, I don’t live near my mum and sometimes all i want is a cuddle off of my mum. As much as a phone call or Skype is great, there is nothing like the feeling of a warm mum hug 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • ReimerandRuby

      There’s nothing comparable to our mum’s warm hugs, I just miss those times… It’s not always possible now having to travel miles away to see her.

  • Such a lovely post – we really can learn a lot from our mothers – you should link up with candid cuddles on a sunday with this quote it’s fab! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      AW Thank you! I know there’s loads of great linky out there, I just need to be reminded of it’s schedule.

  • Lovely quote and what a lovely captured moment. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  • It must be hard being so far away when you’re so close. I have a sister who lives in Turkey and I haven’t been able to see her or my niece and nephew for a few years now, and that’s hard too. *hugs*

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Aw that’s a shame! it’s nice to be close to our family because it assures as that we have family support all the time when we need them. Hope you’ll see them soon and meet your nieces and nephews!

  • I’m really lucky in that I live very near my mam, but she works full time so I’m also lucky she brought me up well and that I can stand on my own two feet as she is unable to help me much. Sometimes though, all we need is a cuddle from mam to make everything better, I’m really sorry you don’t live closer to yours. Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars xxx

    • ReimerandRuby

      I totally agree with you, no matter how well-rounded we are, and that how old we are, we sometimes still miss our mum’s cuddles. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • Wow, what a touching quote, so so true!

  • My husband and I have also only relied on one another to raise our children as our parents all live far away. I personally have become a bit estranged from part of my family in the last year. I just focus on the family I have created and raising them to be happy and efficient. #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      There’s always an advantage and disadvantage though being far away from family… I’m the same, I’m more focused now on the family I’ve made.

  • That quote is absolutely brilliant! I’ve never heard it before. It is so true!! I love the photo of you with your mama. Thank you for sharing with Candid Cuddles x

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