Through the eyes of a carer for someone with a mental illness

My mum cares for the carer!

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Awhile ago I did a Blog called ‘who cares for the carer’ because most of the time I don’t feel like anyone is really bothered about me or how I am, apart from of course, my family. Over the past week I have been so lucky to have my mum stay with us, look after all of us and allow me some time to recover and rest. I have said before and I will say again, I am close to my mum, I am extremely lucky to have an amazing relationship with her, I realise this even more so having seen the relationship Chris has with his own family. I normally speak to her every day by phone as she doesn’t live near us, but 200 miles away, I can spend a good hour chatting and she is always there to listen regardless of her own problems or tasks she needs to get on with.

When I was in labour, she text Chris to tell him she had booked her train ticket for the following day and would be there to help us and look after us all. She was amazing and spent a week with us before needing to go back, she needs to get back to work and I need to try and get back to normality. I couldn’t thank her enough, I am eternally grateful for the love and support they give not only me but Chris and my girls as well. I always say if I make half as good a mum as my own I will be over the moon. She really is my inspiration and although sometimes it seems that no one cares for the carer… my mum sure cares about me!


Author: acarerseyes

I am a mum to four gorgeous girls, and a carer to my former partner of eight years, Chris who has a mental illness, BPD. I blog my experiences.. life is tough! We live in Greater Manchester, UK.

One thought on “My mum cares for the carer!

  1. Firstly congratulations on your new arrival, Its great that you got to spend time with your mum, and get yourself some rest, yes time for a new routine of sorts for you guys, but this time the routine will be a change that includes the new baby, hopefully a new start for you guys…….((hugs)) Angel

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