Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

What special things did your maternal figure do that will live on in your heart?

Options
Cher_Alumni
Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2023 in Coffee lounge

This Sunday, 19 March 2023, we will see mums and mother figures around the UK celebrated for all they are and all they do. What were the special things your maternal figure did that stay in your heart?  

[Image above is of Mother's Day balloons]

Speaking personally, my mum always seemed like wonder woman. A single parent, a carer, a sister, a survivor, a nurse and most of all my one constant. It was her bringing biscuits to my primary school at dinner time, when she realised she’d forgot a chocolate breakaway in my lunchbox. It was the Sunday night big hair wash, as she brushed my long curly hair to get all the ‘lugs’ (knots!) out whilst the radio one top 40 played. It was going with me to hospital appointments, holding my hand, being ‘just outside’ during investigations and promising me, things would get better. Then there’s her singing, quite simply - no one else can butcher Barry White like she can! I appreciate not everyone has a perfect relationship with their mum, and I have been very lucky to have mine.

Over to you

appreciate not everyone has a perfect relationship with their mum, and I have been very lucky to have mine. But do you have a maternal figure? And what were the small things they did that you’ll always remember?  

Tell us in the comments below 😊 

Online Community Co-ordinator

Want to tell us about your experience on the online community?  Talk to our chatbot and let us know.

Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

Comments

  • TheSunAlwaysShines
    TheSunAlwaysShines Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Options
    My maternal figure was my grandma, And it sounds silly, but the fact she did nothing and was just there, authentically being herself was so grounding and special to me. It was her presence that helped me feel safe and loved. So I loved just being with her while she pottered around and got on with life. She never felt she had to impress or entertain me and I loved that I just had to slot into her routine :smile:
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Thank you for sharing this with us @TheSunAlwaysShines. Not silly at all, sometimes 'just there' is the best thing people can do. 

    As you say, you found this so grounding and special. Also, it made you feel safe and loved which is really important  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.