10 years ago my daughters were teenagers!!!! they were the most trying times of my life, from the time they both turned 13 till around 17 years of age, they gave me nothing but grief. So imagine my surprise when they actually turn out to be healthy stable grown up individuals who are now also mothers. Not just any mothers mind you, really good ones, who love their child with every ounce they have, who put their child's needs first and make me beam with pride.
This mother's day I would like to acknowledge them.
Cherilyn: Who would have thought, this defiant, cheeky, cocky teenager would produce such a happy beautiful little girl. You tested my patience, you fought with me(literally) and constantly. I was amazed by your ingenuity when you used your butter knife to unscrew the burglar bars and escape your bedroom after I grounded you. I could see then your strength of character, but never imagined you as having a soft nurturing side. I have watched you grow and mature and admire the way you face the constant struggle of being a single mom. The love you have for your daughter knows no bounds and the way you can be strong and independent yet gentle and nurturing towards her is wonderful. You are a great mom!! Who would have thought!
Melissa: From a sweet caring little girl, to a stubborn strong willed teen, your transformation has been completely unpredictable. From hanging with a rough crowd, to meeting a lovely boy and getting married.
I was initially blindsided by your choice of lifestyle, I never showed it, but I had my doubts about your choices. Turns out you know what is best for you and it shows by the intelligent choices you have made so far. Your amazing transformation from Melissa to Yasmin has made me realise that you are in control of your life and it is definitely going according to plan. It could not have been easy changing your whole belief system, but you made it seem like it was nothing. I am in awe of all you have achieved through your studies and watching you blossom into adulthood has been a privilege. You make family life seem so easy and yet you have to juggle being a wife a mother and a university student daily. Your love for your daughter is evident in the way you care for her every need. I can see you have great plans for her future and the determination to see them through. Who would have thought.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY GIRLS may your daughters one day, bring you as much joy as you have brought to me x