Happy Mother’s Day to all our international Mummies!
Here in the UK, Mother’s Day is traditionally just before Easter, so we’ve already had it, but all over the world Mums are being celebrated today – Sunday 11th May 2014.
So, I thought I’d write my blog today about Mother’s Day, and Mums in general, and my Mum in particular.
Aren’t Mums fab? I am a Mum, I have a Mum, my sister is a Mum and a lot of my friends are Mums, so I think I speak from experience when I say that being a Mum is the best job in the world (possibly also the hardest job in the world) and that Mums are the most wonderful people in the world.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my Mum (I know she’ll read this!) for being a wonderful Mum and Grandma, and just being such a supportive and enthusiastic influence on my life.
(See the guest blog post she wrote for my blog here:
My Mum gave up work when my older brother was born, and stayed at home until my little sister went to school. When my sister was 3 or 4 years old my Mum started her own business(es) – she went to night-school, she started a “Zafra” make-up distribution business and she started a sandwich making and delivery business with a friend.
My point is that she had the entrepreneurial spirit that I think she has passed onto me and my sister. We saw her doing those things, trying and failing, but trying again and enjoying the process. What a great lesson to learn before you have even hit secondary school!
My parents moved to the south coast when I was 7, away from their family and friends, and they chose an area which had grammar schools – they hoped their children would pass the entrance exams and get a great education (which fortunately we all did!)
We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but our parents did everything they could to make sure that we had what we needed. Mum worked part-time and Dad worked full-time, in “computers” – I think that might have contributed to my career choice!
I remember my Mum often said to me that she wished she had had the opportunities that I had – that we as a generation had – to go to grammar school, to go to university, to be whatever I wanted to be. What a great childhood, what a great gift to be given – the belief and support to be literally WHATEVER you wanted to be.
I hope my Mum (and Dad) are proud of what I have achieved so far in my life, and I hope they continue to be so. I am very proud of them, and I only hope that I can follow their example and be the kind of parent they were to me.
THANK YOU MUM!!
Thank you Mums everywhere! Have a great day!
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