Sometimes you need a hug from your Mum - nothing else will do the job.
No matter how old you are or how long it has been since you last went home, the moment you walk in the door you just know that everything is going to be alright. Everything has that comforting sense of being exactly where it was the last time you were there, your room is all made up for you and everything smells of mum. All the bad things that are going on in your life stop at the door - she will make you a cup of tea, offer you some home made flapjack and soothe your soul.
There are so many good things about being home; you can rant and rave about anyone and anything - mum will always take your side. The diet doesnt exist because she'll tell you you need to look after yourself and are you sure you are eating enough and then she will cook your favourite foods and encourage you to have seconds. Where else do you wake up in the morning to the smell of scones cooking? Where the dog is so pleased to see you, licking your toes and jumping up to give you kisses and you can have anything you want for breakfast.
Talking through your problems with your mum makes everything seem doable, all mountains can be overcome and all demons wrestled with. For those of you who don't have your mum anymore, I hope you can confide in someone in the same way - perhaps another family member or a dear friend who will wipe away the tears and tell you everything is going to be alright.