So as all my readers in the UK are already aware of, today is Mother's Day. A day that you get to completely spoil the most important woman in your life.
My mother is my hero. She has raised me on her own since I was young (and if I do say so myself she couldn't have done a better job.) Coming through everything she's been through stronger than I could ever imagine, and still managing to deal with a teenage daughter going through some of the toughest things you could ever throw at a girl? My mum deserves a medal. Seriously.
This is just an appreciation post for the strongest, bravest, smartest, most gorgeous woman. I couldn't be more proud to call her my mum, my best friend, my partner in crime. We're so alike it's scary, in the things we say to the way we dress, even to me being mistaken for her on the phone.
She's taught me how to be strong, independent, how to love life regardless of what you're going through, that self love is more important than the love of anyone else, accepting and knowing yourself is more important than the opinions of others, how to have my own voice and my own opinions, and how to be the young woman I always wanted to be when I was a child.
Without my mum I can honestly say my life would be nowhere near as good as it is now. I will be forever grateful for her, because not only did she have the strength to raise me, I don't think anyone else would get up at 3am and talk me down from a panic attack so calmly.
Please, remind your mother how much you love her today. Remind your aunts, and grans too, every woman who has been a part of bringing up this smart, sophisticated, strong generation of women deserve thanks on this day.
Mum, I love you.
I'll see you next time, then.