I was presented with two beautiful Mother's Day cards on Sunday along with a big pot of daffodils. The cards I will no doubt squirrel away, along with all the other cards and pictures created by my children that are special to me. One day, they will help us reminisce about days gone by (and will no doubt make me weep about how old and wrinkled I am...). For the very first time my daughter had written her card all by herself, which made it even more special, and my son had had some help with his writing, but had drawn a picture on the back. "That's lovely darling, is it you and R on a slide?" I asked, "No", came the reply, "it's granny on a sledge". Now "Granny" and "Sledge" might not be two words that you hear together very often, but this is my mother we are talking about here. If ever the term Carpe Diem were more aptly to apply to anyone, it would be her (much to the concern of her three daughter's sometimes at some of the stuff she gets up to!)! Not one to sit back and think about having a go at something, she likes to jump straight in at the deep-end, whether it's bell-ringing, crop-circle chasing, or pyramid hunting in Egypt! She might be surprised to hear this, but if I aim to aspire to be like anyone at all, it would be her. Never grumbling or miserable, never one to judge or criticise, and always looking for the best in people, something we could all do with doing a bit more. Elegant and beautiful (apart from when she's on a sledge), I had a couple of male friends when I was a teenager who I am now sure kept visiting because they wanted to see her! Luckily one of the most important qualities about her I think I have inherited, and that is to always try and look for the humour in life, it helps puts a different perspective on everything. I am proud of my unconventional Mother, and I can but hope that one day my children will say the same about me.
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