8 September 2016


Growing up I never really watched superhero movies like Superman or Hulk. In fact I think the only actual one I recall ever watching was Wonder Woman. In my eyes as a child my mum was my wonder woman. The one person I could (and still can) go to for anything from a hug to advice. Anything. She has always been there for me. 
When you're raised by a strong, inspiring woman, there is no doubt that these things will, or already have happened to you.

You learn the true value of independence. Your mum shows you that you don't need man or anyone to take care of you. You learn by example that you can have it all - own a house, raise a kid, cook, and clean, all while having a thriving career because your mum showed you that it is possible. She pretty much gives you a glimpse of a real life super woman.

You learn the true meaning of unconditional love. You're mum sacrifice her time, health and youth for you, yet she never complained or moaned. You know that whatever the time may be, you can turn to her for anything. She will always be there for you, no matter how tired or busy she is. She will show you how to always love and encourage everyone, including your own self. You've never seen a love as unconditional or selfless as what she gives, and you know you wont find that anywhere else in the world.

You learn the importance of respect. Your mum is strong and she taught you to greatly respect your family, friends, others, nature and most importantly, yourself. She knows it is an essential life lesson that you won’t forget.

She taught you how to love yourself. She taught you how to let go of the things that are not meant for you, and the people who weren't meant to be in your life. She taught you how to never give up, even if it feels like the whole world is against you. She taught you how to have faith in yourself even when others keep doubting you. She taught you that failure does not define you, but instead what defines you is how you get back up and continue to fight for the life you want.

She taught you how you can be both strong on the outside yet soft on the inside. Your mum has been your rock, and rocks don't have the attendance to cry. Your mum kept it together and stayed strong but that doesn't mean that she didn't have a soft side - her hugs said it all! Staying up at night just to take care of you when you were sick, having sleepless nights just because she knew you were upset about something, or hugging you tight when you had a bad nightmare. The way she takes care of you, and the way she's there for you through every single thing. She teaches you to be as strong as you can while staying sweet and kind at heart.

You learn to never look back. She taught you to let go of the “what ifs” and the “could have beens”. So you have never found yourself drowning in self-pity when things didn't go as planned, and when life decided to take unexpected turns. She taught you to take charge and control of the future so you can make the best out of it. To let the past redeem itself as you continue looking forward.

You learn the importance of faith and patience. You learn that God is looking out for you, that everything will be okay in the end. You learn to believe and have faith even on the darkest of days. Storms will pass and tomorrow is a brand new day. All you need to do is stay patient with life, patient with time, patient with success and patient with problems. And to have faith.

You learn that happiness comes from within. She taught you that you can find happiness in a difficult life and to smile even when life doesn't give you a reason for it. Your mum taught you to never depend on someone else to make you feel happy. That you can be happy and grateful for what you have. You learn to cherish all the moments and to stay positive.

You learn to ditch the crowd. Your mum is strong and she nurtured you in a way that allowed you to stand apart from the crowd. You learn not to get swayed away by the popular opinion, to not follow the herd. Your upbringing has been so strong that you are capable of taking on decisions on your own due to your clear cut definitions regarding what is right and wrong. You learned not to mind walking the road less traveled.

Your mum taught you how to be a good mother yourself. Her brilliant example is continuing to leave a deep mark on you. She showed you how to truly care for your family and that unconditional love can exist. She taught you how to be protective, kind, loving, compassionate, resilient, and strong. She always lead by example and with each passing day you are becoming a little bit more like your own mum.

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