It’s my mums birthday today. Mum, mam, mammy, mother, ma. All just words which do not really begin to describe what this woman is to me.
Anyone who knows my mother thinks she is wonderful. And they are right.
She is generous, loving and supportive with seeming endless depths of love.
She has ten children – yes I’m one of ten. Read here for more about that.
She is there for each of us. Whenever we need her and whatever we may need.
She has thirteen grandchildren and treats each one as if it were her first.
We are loved.
Chloe is held and squeezed and kissed as if she were the first baby to be born in our family. She is loved.
Izzy is adored and spoiled and coddled in the way that only grandparents can. She is loved.
My mum does so much for her church, for the community ..for extended family and for friends. She doesn’t ask for anything in return.
The last year has been so difficult but she ( and my dad) have lightened the load in every way they can. From a pile of washing and ironing to Sunday roasts or simply taking the girls for a few hours. It all helps. I actually don’t know what we would have done without her this year.
We are so lucky to have her in our lives.
Happy Birthday Mam xxx