It is because of you that I am what I am today. And I thank you with all my heart and will love you forever. .
It is because of you that I have a loving, wonderful relationship with my two beautiful children, because you showed me and my two sisters that there is nothing in this world like a mothers love. .
It is because of you that we three sisters have strong equal rights for women values. You were always a loud advocate for women having an equal voice, equal rights and equal pay to men. You worked when it was ‘unfashionable’ for women of your generation to work as well as raised your children. It is because of you that I am what I am today on this very same subject, a feminist. .
It is because of you that I respect and show compassion to all of our fellow humans, no matter their religion, race, or ethnicity. You were born in London before WWII and during your early teen years had to endure the blitz bombing of London before your parents moved you to ‘safer’ Brighton, England. The horrors you encountered you rarely spoke of but you certainly bore no ill will against the people from the country who were the aggressors of that war. What it did teach you and what you spoke of to us, is that all war is horrid and ultimately futile. I agree.
It is because of you that I have such a love of the animal kingdom. All creatures great and small
It is because of you that I love to travel this beautiful world we live in. Oh, when I look back on our caravan adventures as children, those carefree days of camping and spending the whole day out in the bush and swimming in the lakes and rivers. I thank you and Dad for those magical childhood memories. .
I would say that you Mum, have been the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t quite seem to encompass enough when I use it about you. It’s been 10 years today since we sat by your bedside and said our last goodbyes and I still miss you every day.
I will love you, always.
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