My mam died five years ago next month and there hasn’t been a day gone by since then that I haven’t missed her.
I miss her so much and even now, it hurts me when I think about how much of the children’s lives she’s missing out on. Sometimes I just want to stamp my feet and scream that it’s not fair that she died. I don’t know if I’ll ever stop wanting to pick up the phone to tell her some small thing that’s happened during the day or if I’ll ever stop talking to her like she’s still here with me but I do know that one of the reasons I miss her so much is because she was my inspiration. She made me who I am today, she taught me how to be a good person and brought me up with all of the values I want to teach my children.
When I saw that the theme of the Gallery this week was inspirational people, I knew I wanted to introduce you to a very special person. So, here’s my Mam, still the biggest inspiration in my life:
On holiday when I was about 7 – I didn’t dare take it out of the frame as it’s been in there for years.
At my wedding in 2000 with Mr Frugal looking on, no doubt wondering what he was marrying into 😉