I am joining in with Blog Every Day in May (#BEDM). At least I am going to attempt to and I realise I missed out the first day. Oops!

The theme for today is to basically pimp five of your own favourite posts. You might need to grab some tissues for some of these, so I've been told. Don't say I didn't warn you!

First up is my most recent post. Dear Mum is a letter I wrote just a few days ago on the tenth anniversary of her death. Having dealt well with her birthday and Mother's Day in March well, I did not think I would find the anniversary as hard as I did. My goodness, was it hard.

Second is Mother's Day Success, an account of the first Mother's Day since my Mum's death that I felt able to celebrate. It was a bit of a revelation to me in all honesty.

Next up I want to share my response to the Mail on Sunday's attack on food banks, having been a user of a similar scheme as recently as last year.

Last year I wrote about forgiveness, what it means to me and how difficult it can be. I find myself reading over this again at times, as a reminder to myself. Forgiveness doesn't necessarily mean forgetting, I just think it helps me to get on. Let me know what you think.

And lastly, regular readers will know that we spent much of last year homeless, living in a hostel. We were made homeless shortly before Christmas 2012 and I shared some of our story last Christmas to try to raise a little more awareness of the fact that the homeless charity Shelter estimated that 800,00 children would be spending Christmas 2013 homeless. You can read that post here.

So that's me. If you want to find more people who are attempting to blog every day in May simply hit the button below to find the list or search the hashtag #BEDM.

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