Today I am writing a post to someone who would tan my backside if I mentioned her by name, or put a picture of her up!
I am writing because it is her birthday. She won't celebrate it though, if I took her to the cinema, she would still want to pay!
She will give her all to those she loves, but finds it hard to receive. She will give me and my brothers the last penny in her purse, whether we want it or not.
She is my inspiration, she is the reason I am who I am. As a young teen, our house became just me and my mum. My parents had divorced and both my brothers had left home. We never had much, but I always knew I was deeply loved. It's not something she says very often, but she doesn't need to. I know how my mum feels about me.
I gave my mum hell, through my teens, culminating in me leaving home at 16. Then walking in my my long haired, scruffy looking 'fiance'! She never shouted or screamed about it, she knew that would make me want him more. As it turns out, she was wrong about that one, as we've now been together 24 years. When she realised he was a good egg, she took to him like he was one of her own. They have a fantastic relationship, she always said that she would never judge a book by it's cover after that.
She works hard, she does everything for herself, I'm not sure she will ever retire!
She has taught me to be strong and independent. She taught me not to need anybody. I believe that's why I have such a good marriage.........I don't need my husband in my life, I want him there.
She taught me that manners were important, and cost nothing. She also taught me how to be a mum, firm but fair. She may not be a very emotional lady, but she shows it in her own way.
Oh, and the crazy colour in my hair...........I learnt that from her too!
Most of my friends think my mum is awesome........and I have to agree.
Thank you mum, for turning me into the adult I am.
Thank you for still being by my side.
I only hope that, one day, I can be just like you.
x Ojo x