I am blessed to have an amazing mother. She is my rock. I have never known or respected anyone as I do my mum. Her days have not always been easy in fact the road that she has travelled has been filled with crossroads and decisions that no one should have to take but my mum has made decisions and choices that have made me the person I am today. I grew up in a happy household with mum, Dad, my sister Erica and brother Ryan. We lived in many places and travelled quite a bit. For the first 5 years of my life I had mum and dad all to myself and I am reminded by mum of how we spent our days. She tells me that I was her best friend and her shadow which is what my eldest daughter now says to me - mumzie you are my best friend.
As we live our lives each day time passes us by and we don't often take time to smell the roses or appreciate those around us that have helped sculpt the people we are. As children we grow and start to make our own life choices, with some guidance from mum and I know now having children of my own that to stand by and watch your children make their own decisions right or wrong is very hard to do. But mum did it with a hand on my shoulder with the assurance that if we made the wrong decision that she would always be there. She was the wingman and still is today.
Mum is passionate about her family always has been and it is a quality that I adore. She is generous with all that she does and will give you 100% of devotion in everything that she does for you. She makes my laugh a lot in some crazy things she does, a crooked sense of humour my mummy has. She is stunningly beautiful, of course I am a little bias here but she is elegant and graceful (well not after too many champagnes).
I have laugh, cried, and thrown many a tantrum with mum but I am forever grateful that she is my mum and if I can be a mother to my children who have the same respect and adoration for me as I do for my mum that I have succeeded as a Mother.
Thank you my mother goose and in the words of my baby girl "you are my favourite mummy".
Happy Mother's Day to us mummies.