I have some incredible women in my life, and today is one of the days that we set aside to show our appreciation for our mothers!
Now I don’t know if I’ve made it clear on this platform, but I have a mum. She has looked after me all of my life, and continues to do so. I couldn’t wish for anyone else to be my mother, despite me thinking I was accidentally swapped at birth and should belong to a big crazy rich family – but I digress. My mum has always put my sister and myself, and now Amelia too, first. She has pushed to better herself for both her own and our sake, and she is by far one of the most incredibly inspiring people I know of. She is the reason I am as stubborn and determined as I am, and I’m often told how much like her I am. To me, that’s a huge compliment. We may not always see eye to eye, but I know that should I need anything at all she will be the first one there – and I hope that she knows that I would do anything for her too. Love you mam.
There’s another mother in my life that I see on a fairly regular basis. She wasn’t a mother when I met her, yet now she is the standard by which I rate my parenting. Sarah is the most loving, devoted, and slightly over the top mummy I could ask for to be mother to my daughter. She’s never ever shied away from the job, and she certainly does a good job. I’m proud to say she is my fiancée, I’m proud to say she’s Amelia’s mum, and I want to say how proud I am of her and how much I appreciate you. If Amelia could write a blog, I know she would say the biggest I Love You mummy ever.
Now without getting too deep into this, there are certainly a few other ladies I need to mention. My grandma is, has always been, and always will be one of my biggest fans and best friends. Love you, gram. My nana is a force to be reckoned with, and thanks to her I have my dad. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not (sorry dad) but there we go – love you nan.
On mentioning my dad, thanks to him I gained my step mum Shazza! She’s another incredibly lady in my life, and thanks to her I’ve in turn gained another huge family. My brother and sisters are testament to how much of a good mum she is, and I am lucky to have her in my life, and I genuinely can’t imagine how different my life would be without her.
Sue, Sarah’s mum, is another incredible lady that I am very grateful to know. She raised an amazing daughter, and she is an amazing grandma to Amelia, so thank you Sue. Finally, head of the table on Sarah’s side of the family is Joyce, Sue’s mum. She has made me feel like a part of the family from the very beginning, she is a kind and caring lady with a fierce love for her family, and again I am honoured to know her.
I could keep this list going on and on, and there’s plenty of people I’ve not mentioned that I could, but I’ll leave it there. Today is a day we honour mothers for the hard work, dedication, commitment, sacrifice, and most importantly the love they share with and for their children. I hope everyone has a lovely day.