It is Mother's Day and it now seems a suitable time to write a post about my Mum and why I am one very lucky son!
Not just the fact that I am very lucky to have my Mum still in my life, so many people aren't as this post from The Unmumsy Mum reminded me yesterday, as well as Facebook post from my Uncle Steve this morning! But for the fact that thanks to my Mum there is so much I have to be thankful for. I was wondering about the best way to write this post, then thought why not put it in a letter, so here goes!
I am writing to tell you how grateful I am to have you as a Mum, you mean the world to me, and I am writing this to let you know.
Your unconditional love for me means a lot, at times in life when I would have expected you to be angry or upset with me you haven't instead you have been there with reassuring words and a hug to tell me everything will be ok! I take great comfort in the fact that no matter what, you will never turn your back on me and always be there!
As a parent I realise how challenging it must have been when we were young, with me and Nicola being only 13 months apart life was no doubt tough at times and I have no idea how you found the energy, but during our childhood we were not once left wanting!
I see now that the love you have shown me has helped me become the man, husband and Dad that I am today! You showed me the correct way to treat ladies in my life and to respect them and treat them right! Anytime I need to talk you're always there to help me get through any hurdles, and if I need a favour you are the first to offer to help out!
Over the years I have come to understand you have been so much more than a mum, you have also been a nurse, teacher, counsellor and I hate to say it bank manager!
Most importantly though thanks for being you, I couldn't have asked for anything better!