My mum has a wealth of sayings one of which is “she didn’t lick it off the stones.”
Today is Mother’s Day here in Ireland and I’d like to borrow her expression in relation to myself.
I am the mother I am because of my mum.
As a mother she’s been strong, brave, loving,caring,thoughtful and fun.
At times my life has been challenging. Friends have on occasions remarked, ‘You’re so strong.’ While I smile and nod a little awkwardly at their praise, inwardly I think,
‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’
Happy Mother’s Day Mum. xxx