The Unsung Hero

Every mother’s day I am reminded of my mum and how great she was…

Every year as I get older, I have more and more respect and love for her as time goes by. For instance, my mother raised my brother and I by herself. My biological father passed away in a road accident whilst she was pregnant with my younger brother. She raised us by herself until she married my step dad in 1992. As a dad myself now, I thought.. on earth did she raise two terrors like my brother & I by herself ?!

This year, I am reminded of her fight. She was initially diagnosed with breast cancer only a year after she married my step dad. She fought long and hard for twelve years before the Cancer overcame her. She passed away Christmas Eve 2005, we were all devastated, yet happy there was no more suffering for her. She tried her best to keep her suffering out of my brother & I’s sight, but what we were exposed to, I hope that no one ever has to go through. Yet, here I am, riddled with my own Cancer and yet again finding more respect and love for my mum for how bravely she fought her own battles.

My own mum aside, I have my own family now, and that love and respect I had / have for my mum as a parent, I have for the mother of my children. My darling wife. She truly is amazing, and is the unsung hero. She’s holding this ship together and not only being an excellent mother to our kids with meals, cleaning, runny noses, dirty bums and still finds the energy to be superb nurse, personal care taker with me every step of my adventure with Cancer. She truly is amazing. I’ll be the first to admit we don’t always see eye to eye, but I have profound respect for her as a strong, brave woman who wears so many hats. One that suits her, and wears exceptionally well, is her mother hat. It’s quite stylish and sexy. She’s one of those yummy mommy’s and I am ever so proud to be her husband. Happy Mother’s day sweetheart! 😘

Happy mothers day to all the moms out there, especially to my mum’s / mom and grandmothers! You all are truly exceptional and we’d literally be lost without you. Thank you for everything you do for us.

Hope you all had a great day with your family’s!

Lots of love,

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