My mum is amazing.
I'm sure most of us think this and with good reason- how can you not think the woman who gave you the gift of life is anything short of Wonder Woman!
She didn't have the easiest start in life, losing her own mother at 12 and being left to care for her 3 younger siblings, while studying and struggling, but always managing, to put food on the table.
A few years later, at the age of 16, she found out she was pregnant with me. Life was about to get much harder, but she persevered. I came along and there she was, 4 kids to take care of, 4 mouths to feed.
But did she give up?
She worked tirelessly to put clothes on our backs and food on the table. She never complained and, no matter what, always had time for cuddles. She taught me the meaning of hard work, how to love and how sometimes even though things may not seem to be going great, the sun always rises.
I know love can (and rightfully should) be expressed through actions and words and money has no value in this, but just for once I would love to take her out for a day where money isn't an object, a day that's all about her and her favourite things.
A day that makes her feel as special as I feel being her proud daughter.
(The picture is of her teaching me English when I was 3 years old)