Many of you may know that in the past couple of weeks I have had to cut the heart strings with my first daughter MissM. (as she headed to the UK to explore the world and herself)
I am blessed with three lovely daughters who have thus far had healthy and happy lives… This is the hardest thing as a mother that I have had to do as yet (and yes I appreciate that this is because we have been blessed with good health and good luck.)
I have to believe I have done the best job I could as a mother in training – I know I was not perfect and I know that I have made mistakes – but as any mother would, I have done my best..and I am rewarded with three very special mother/daughter relationships.
I have tried to instil in my girls to always see the positive in others and in their own situation and that giving in life will bring love and respect to themselves and to others.
It was with many tears that I read a submission on Christmas Day that MissM had written about her mother…it meant so much to me, not that she had entered me into a competition but that she had taken the time to put onto paper what our relationship meant to her..
I do not expect to get any further in the ‘competition’, in fact I would be embarrassed if I did as there are many mothers out there who do so much more than I would ever be able to do….but I will continue to do what I can to help others, to give and to love my girls…
hugs and a bit of soppiness today as I miss my girl….
footnote: I applaud Barnardos for recognising special mums across Australia for the exceptional things that they do…and I admire all of those special mums and aspire to be as generous as them..and in no way are my comments above meant to be negative to the competition…