If I Knew Then What I Know Now...

I would definitely have treated my mother a lot better.

She drives me nuts, that woman. OCD, Abrupt, NO sense of privacy.

It's only in this last few weeks that I've realised I love that she drives me nuts.
My father's out at work for months at a time. She copes with me and all my health issues with her head held high, that same tall-standing pride I've never seen her without. It used to make me hate her, that pride. It made her seem so selfish. Whenever I was down she would say
"pick yourself up, dust yourself and carry on; you've got no other choice."
I used to think she was being a rude *****. I realise now that she was just trying to prepare me for the real world, the only way she knew how; tough love.

Now that I'm older, I've realised just how lucky I am to have her. She's such a brave woman. So strong-willed. I like that about her. I like that she can slap me out of my stupid ideas, and she certainly isn't afraid to stand up and tell me to shut the hell up.

It's only now that I truly appreciate what she's done for me. Everything she's taught me. She's my world, and I know that I'm hers.

I hope that all of you out there realise just how wonderful that woman is. That mother of yours. Mothers are the strongest people in the world. I wish I knew that in my early teens. Maybe then I'd have gotten my *** up and actually tried to help her.

I love you Gail. x
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18-21, F
Dec 14, 2012