I know, I know it’s been a while, a new year has come, there was that Christmas thing that happened and much time spent with the family.
Mine is full of fun, and drama, different views and opinions, different characters and stories and life choices. At the centre of all this are my Mum and my Dad, they’ve been married for over 30years, been together even longer, they have 7 children, copious ‘adopted’ children, they’ve had loss, gain, careers, times of being at home with the kids, they have led lives as a couple and also been individuals.
What does this have to do with me, well kinda everything, they raised me, They are the two biggest role models in my life, they taught me, they allowed me to grow and challenge and fight and to figure out who I am and what I want to be. My parents did all of this whilst dealing with all their own stuff. And my journey wasn’t an easy one.
My Parents are heroes.
My Parents are my heroes.
My Mum in particular is my superhero.
She is the greatest woman I know. She has an inner strength that astounds me; she has been through so much in the last few years, let alone all the years of her life, and she has handled it all with grace. She taught me humility by showing me how to ask for help. She taught me mercy and forgiveness by the way she has dealt with those have hurt her and her family. She taught me joy by finding it in the smallest moments and celebrating the little things. She also taught me how to make a good cup of tea, how to knit and how to tie my shoe laces.
I am who I am, in the most part, because of my mother.
She inspires me every day; all I can ask is that I am half the woman, daughter, sister, mother, wife and friend that she is. Without her, in so many ways I would not be alive. She is the person who has journeyed with me to the darkest moments in my life and come out the other side still holding my hand, she has never, and will never abandon me, she loves me unconditionally.
What I like about me is my mum.
What I like about me is that I have my mums’ eyes. They are blue, and speak of the road that has been travelled, the lessons learnt and the moments shared.
It’s not much, but it’s one way that I get to be a little bit like her.