My mum and me have a very close and special relationship. I don't tell her often enough but she is my rock, my bestfriend and truly the most inspirational person i know. As a mummy myself, it's only now that i can fully understand and appreciate how much she did for me, what she sacrificed along the way, how she fought to enrich my life and the unconditional love that exists between a mother and her child.
As i sit here and ponder my thoughts, i wonder... Did i remember to thank her for all that she did for me?
For all the times she held my hand and stood by my side to help celebrate my successes and accept my defeats? For teaching me right from wrong or the value of hard work, good judgement, loyalty, courage and honesty? For the simple things...the laughter, the smiles and the quiet moments we've shared? For picking me up in my moments of weakness and encouraging me to be strong, hold my head high and carry on? For taking care of me through sickness and ill health? For allowing me to always follow my heart and pursue my dreams? For believing in me when no one else would?
If i've ever forgotten to express my gratitude mum, i am thanking you now and hoping that you've known all along how very much you are loved and appreciated every single day.
Love Vikki xxx
If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you've cried for me.
If i could give you sapphires
for each truth you've helped me see.
If i could give your rubies
for the heartache that you've known.
If i could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you've shown.
Then you would have a treasure mum
that would reach up to the skies.
That would almost match the sparkle
in your kind and loving eyes.
But i have no pearls or diamonds
as i'm sure you're well aware.
So i'll give you gifts more precious
my devotion, love and care.