I’m just about to hit my mid-twenties. I am still working in your family business, and I absolutely love it, but who knows what the next 10 years is going to throw at us. I feel like I might have everything sorted out, but the reality is, I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m in a good space, yes. But things can change so easily, who knows where I will be this time next year.
When I think of you at my age, I can’t comprehend how you managed so easily. At my age, you were the Mother of two beautiful boys. Beautiful yes, but I also know they would have been an absolute handful at times. How can you have two sons and not have difficult times. You loved your job at the bank, but once you had Adam (my eldest Brother), you decided to become a stay at home Mum.
Now when I used to think of a “stay at home Mum”, I thought of several lattes, reading magazines, weekly lunch dates with friends and of course playing with your kids. I know you and my Father chose this life, but it still must have been daunting.
Once I grew older, I started to appreciate what you did for the three of us. I can’t believe it took me so long to appreciate just how much a Mother does for their child, but I am lucky enough to be able to say ‘thank you’ in many different ways now that I am older.
I know I’ve heard you say things about the way you parented us as kids (I’m not sure if you mean it all), but if you weren’t the way you were, “strict”as such, you wouldn’t have guided us and made us in to the adults we are today. THREE loving, caring, genuine and happy personalities, all because of you and Dad.
Trying to think about the things you dealt with at my age has shown me just how amazing you are and why I feel so blessed about my child hood. You supported us in every possible way, cared for us beyond measure and I don’t have a single memory that is sour. You never let us down.
You are an exceptional lady. Even to this day, I know you are there for us. Yes, we might occasionally have a slight argument, but nothing that isn’t resolved within minutes.
I love you, my Mumma.