Today I want to start a weekly tradition – Friendly Friday.
There are so many amazing people in my life. My friends and family are so supportive, loving, caring and keep me grounded. In this society, we like to buy ‘stuff’ to show we care or to say thankyou – however if I did that as often as I’d like…I would have to be a millionaire!
SO! Instead I thought that I would dedicate one blog a week to each person in my life that I’m inspired by, that I love & appreciate and that I couldn’t picture my life without.
Mum and I have always been really close – more like friends than Mother & Daughter.
We have spent so much time together over the course of my life, and know each other inside out.
Mum tells a funny story of when my brother was a baby and she would be breastfeeding him, she would look over to see me reefing up my shirt in attempt to breastfeed my dolly, just so we could be doing it together.
During school I went through a rough patch and always had Mum to lean on. When I was really upset and rapidly losing confidence in a school environment, I would look forward to spending time because I knew that we would always find ourselves cracking up with laughter over the silliest things.
Mum is the kind of person who lights up a room whenever she walks in. She has the most amazing, positive, down to earth, humble nature that draws people into her space.
Her laugh is infectious and she is always the first one to put her hand up when someone needs help.
Mum has taught me to stand strong in who I am, to be grateful for everything I have, to be kind to people and to have faith.
Mum is always inspiring me – she sets an example that it’s never too late to change your life completely and better yourself. For years mum was overweight and hated what she saw in the mirror. I remember her eating tubs of Ice Cream as I was growing up and wearing oversized clothing to cover up her body. When she turned 37, I remember having a conversation with her – she vowed that she would NOT be 40 and frumpy. So it began – her quest to love, nourish and believe in herself. We started going for runs together and incorporating healthier options into our daily diets. Mum literally worked her butt off and not only has she transformed physically, but her outlook on life, faith in the universe and love for herself is so strong and beautiful to look at J
Mum has always said that she will be a fit, healthy old granny that goes in running races and jogs down the beach – I believe that she will. I am constantly reminded when I look at Mum that getting old, decrepit, grumpy and sick is a choice, and that it’s never too late to change J
I have had an amazing life with so much love and support – and Mum has always been my biggest fan with anything I have done. I never feel alone or unloved, and I know that if times get really tough either financially, emotionally or physically – I will always have a place to call home and feel loved, and that will be wherever in the world my Mum is – I am so grateful for that J
A NOTE TO MUM:
Thankyou so so much for your love, support, inspiration, laughter, kindness and cuddles. We have a bond that will always exist – no matter how far apart we are from each other, and it will exist even when the times comes that one of us is no longer needed on this Earth.
I love you and always will. Love Sarah xxxx