Happy Birthday Mum,
Today is my mum’s birthday and I found myself thinking about how much my mum has given me, how much she has taught me and how much I love her. I’m so proud of my mum, I just think back to all the amazing stories mum told me when I was growing up, about all the mischief they got up to when they where kids. I think of what they went through growing up, in a tin shed in a tiny country town called Popanyinning in Western Australia that Granddad built. I realise that they had it hard and then I catch myself winging about petty things. Mum and Dad had nothing and gave us everything. I look at what I have done and realise that all of it was only possible because of the sacrifices that my parents took and the lessons they taught us. I have a great career and have travelled the world, I am so lucky to be able to do the things that I have and I thank my parents every day.
My sense of adventure was set very early on in my life from my parents. I still to this day do not know how they could afford to take us away camping every school holidays, but I am so glad they did. These camping trips taught me so much, they taught me little things like how to fish to very important life lessons about how to make friends and now I love meeting new and exciting people where ever I travel. Thank you mum, all the amazing people that I have met all over the world are all because of you. These people I have met have changed my life and owe it all to you, thank you mum.
Thank you Mum, you have taught me everything and I am so proud of you.