Sunday, May 13, 2007

Thank you isn't really enough...




This is a thank you to mum for everything she does and has done for me. I can't begin to find the words to properly express how I feel about her. She has always been there for me to celebrate the good times to pick me up in the bad ones. I know that she'll always be there to listen and help me if I need it.

I know there are lots of people that purposely decide to raise their children differently than they were raised, but I think I'm hoping to do as good a job as my mum did with Tracy and I. I'm not saying there weren't times that I didn't like what she had done, but the reality is that I think I always really knew that she and dad were doing what they thought was best for me.

I also remember the utter fear when we found out she had melanoma about 17 years ago and was given a 50/50 chance of surviving it. I couldn't begin to imagine what that actually meant and I think I simply got through it believing that she would survive. There were more tears than one could imagine, but thanks to her strength and the proper care, she did make it through that and I simply couldn't be more thankful.

Mum was also there with me when I became a mum. I had a very long difficult labour with Kyle. He was very late and I was induced at 2 weeks overdue only to take another few days to actually have him. There were points during that when I not only needed George, but her support as well. I'm really glad that she was able to be there (though I think there were parts that maybe she could have done without!!) and see her baby become a mother too. After all that she did a second time when I had Nathan as well.

When we were talking on the phone today, she made some comment about this day being more for people like me with younger kids, but you'll always be my mum and you've more than earned a little relaxation on Mother's Day!

I love you very much! Thank you...
Colleen

6 comments:

Tracy (Colleen's Sister) said...

That's very eloquent, Colleen. I couldn't say it that well, but the same goes for me too, Mum!

Lynn said...

Colleen, what a lovely post today. Mom's are very special people and I agree, its not just for the young either. Happy Mothers Day

Theresa said...

Awww, bet your Mom loved your note. How lucky you are to still have her close.

Jill said...

Touching post & sweet pictures too!

Latua said...

Loved reading your post today! So heartfelt - thanks for sharing. Great pictures too.

toners said...

Colleen, you brought a tear to my eye. You are very lucky to have such a special mom and such a loving relationship with her.