This will be the first Mother’s day where I won’t be seeing my Mum, and that rather blows to be honest. I see a multitude of future plane tickets reserved to avoid such scenarios in future, but in the interim I need to find some way to thank the person partly responsible for placing me on this planet. I considered the clichéd approach, but seeing as I’m 1400km away and I’m oviasly too late for the postal service due to my workaholic tendencies, I thought it apt to pay tribute to my beautiful Mother in another way this year.
This is for you Mum!
Since I’ve successfully branched out on my own as a ‘sorta’ adult, I’ve come to realise and appreciate the various sacrifices you made for me growing up. I can barely keep myself alive and the fact that you were juggling two of us at my age blows me away. I wasn’t the easiest human to raise and I’m sure you worried a lil about my strange creative tendencies as well as my uncoordinated adventurous pursuits, both of which are still present in my adult life. I steered a bit off course in my teenage years and lost myself in a relationship once, but through it all I learned to trust your instincts and in doing so; I discovered my own.
Unfortunately I didn’t inherit your cooking/socialising/financial genes, instead I got slapped with the stubborn stick, but I do see a bit of that in you, so I’ve come to secretly relish that part of me. You’ve instilled in me a great work ethic and a fierce independence, both of which I adore. You raised me to be honest, humble and decent, traits I hope to carry on to my kids one day. *Yes at this rate it may still take a while, but my ‘pickyness’ is merely a result of you making me believe that I should never settle in life.
You taught me to read, and in doing so you opened up a secret world I escape into quite often. My love of books gave rise to so many thoughts and ideas, and without it I would surely be a different person altogether.
THANK YOU for believing in my dreams, my aspirations and my silly exploits, for working so damn hard to move me cross country and for being my Mum, I couldn’t have asked for a better one. I hope this Mother’s day will be filled with a lot of love and spoiling from my siblings, I’ll be damned if I miss another one!