My mum is an amazing woman. She has struggled through life starting at 14 when she lost her mum to breast cancer.
Her dad and brothers were in the navy and she had to be the woman of the house. After sadly divorcing my Dad
she became very sick. She still made sure my sister and I had everything we needed and wanted. She would go
without just so we didnt. She has always been my best friend, always the one i can talk to and get really good advice from.
Mum taught me how to be kind, caring and giving. She has always put others first no matter the circumstances and helps
anyone she can. She has supported me through everything ive done or want to do such as my upcoming preventive surgery.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and even though she could hardly function she still put others first.
It was heartbreaking to watch her suffer but I learnt so much from that time. Ive learnt to be strong and to never give up.
She is an inspiration to me and she never gets the thanks she deserves. She is often dealt bad cards and struggles
but that doesnt change the person she is. She is never bitter, never negative and always full of love.
The last few months has proven the person she really is. My dad was admitted to hospital just before xmas
and was told a few days after that he was dying of stage 4 liver cancer and there is nothing more they can do
except send him home. Even though mum and dad have been divorced since 1996, my mum took him home.
To the home we were all a family & the home he was most happiest in his life. She took care of him for 4 weeks
while he slowly died. Having him at her house allowed me to be able to spend his last few weeks with him and
cherish each moment. He passed away peacefully and we were all there with him. She was amazing and strong for
us all and that I cannot thank her enough. She is just a average woman but what she has done for the people who know her,
needs and should be acknowledged. A kind heart goes along way.
Posted by mrsgreen12, 13th February 2014