For mothers everywhere

Today being Mothers day may I take this opportunity to say happy mothers day to all mums and grandmothers.

I don’t know where I’d be without my mum, especially over the last 6 years during my illness. But through her love, patience and support I’ve got over the worse and well on my way to a full recovery.

When growing up the most her valuable advice to me was to be independent. She encouraged me to work hard at school, college and Nursing school/university and to get to where I wanted to be in my profession. She helped me so much when I had my sons and needed to work, even though she worked hard herself.

My greatest achievement is giving birth to and raising my 2 wonderful sons. I know all mothers say this but they truly are great lads. Although they struggled through primary and secondary school, they are now doing extremely well as strapping 20 and 23 year olds. My oldest son, Scott, is at Winchester University studying Archaeology and my youngest, Jake, is a budding actor studying performance arts. I could not be any prouder of them and they were so supportive and patient with me through my illness and when I got married for the second time.

Being a mother is perhaps the most difficult, demanding and frustrating job, but at the same time it’s the most rewarding job in the world. I believe it is a¬†privilege to be a mother and I feel privileged every day.