"Thank you so much mum for encouraging me to be true to myself, even when that meant I that I became a person quite different to you. From my rainbow socks and tutus as a two year old, to my intrepid adventures across India. Thank you for loving me as I am and supporting me as I reached for my passions. Thank you for being such an amazingly giving person. Your love knows no bounds and you have always played such a role in looking after anyone who needs some love and care- you are such a loving and generous soul and I love you so much for this. "
"Thank you! Sending you so much love this Mother's Day!!!"
Well…let me briefly tell you a little story! I was adopted as a baby to Anne (Mum – see photo1), and she passed away far too young in 1993……but I also have another mum, my birth mum, Veronica, whom I know really well and have done so since I was 22! (Photo 2 is of Veronica, her mother (my grandmother) and yours truly!) I had just finished saying “Don’t you dare take a photo of me!”, hence the “dry” expression!
So I got the best of all worlds: two loving mums!!
Mum 1: "Anne – Thank you for loving us kiddies the way you did….we never doubted, and we grew up feeling warm and secure. You taught us how to laugh, and have a bit of fun. Your gifts are priceless. So thank you and a great big ether hug for Mother’s Day."
Mum 2: "Veronica – Wow! What a journey…thank you for so much love, inspiration and encouragement. You taught me how to fly! I didn’t even know I had wings, let alone wings that needed mending; and you knew how to sew and weave such beauty. Love to you!"
"I love everything about my Mum! I love her food and I love how caring and compassionate she is. Happy Mother’s Day Mum xxx"
“ Thank you mum for always being my number one fan and cheer leader. Thank you for all the love, hugs, and laughter. Thank you for the most dedicated 24-hour crisis line, the caring shoulder to cry on, the warmest hugs and the best ever advice. Thank you for your patience, wisdom and zest for life – you inspire me to grow with your love"
Here are two pics of my beautiful Mumma (Trisha) & I. The 1st is when I was about 4 mths old and the 2nd is one of the last photos ever taken of us together (on our first trip to Bali), as she sadly passed away from cancer 3 months later. I was only 26 at the time. Every Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me because I still miss her every single day, however, I am extremely blessed to be the Mother of an extraordinary daughter (also 26yrs old), which I have always felt Mum had a bit of a sneaky hand in from above!
"My Mum (Trisha) showed me how the power of love, understanding and patience conquers all of life’s difficulties. She was the Mother of 3 red-heads after all!😂 I remember she once said to me, “You’ll be a great Mother one day” and when I asked how she knew that, she replied “well…because I am (giggling) and so is my Mum - you come from a long line of great women!” Mum was so funny, wise and loved by everyone and I feel very blessed that I at least got to spend 26 wonderful years with her. Happy Mother’s Day Mum – you are forever in my heart❤XXX"
"Throughout my entire life, my mum has always been an inspiration and example of what it takes to be a strong, loving and patient women with a huge love for life. She is the most caring and generous person I know. I will forever be grateful for all the love she has given me."
THANK YOU TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS OUT THERE!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!