Letter to my mother…

Today is Mother’s Day in New Zealand, and I can guarantee that my mother feels a little under appreciated. She always does at this time of year. Let’s face it. I rarely call, and when I do, the conversations are short. I never visit (she lives in Auckland and I’m in Christchurch). And I never send a present or a card. But I love my mother dearly. Hopefully, she see this and realises that she is in my thoughts every single day, even if I don’t tell her that.

My mother and I on my wedding day (March 2000)

My mother and I on my wedding day (March 2000)

To my mother,

There are so many lessons that you’ve taught me over the years—so many memories to hold dear.

  • Youth is eternal, especially if you have grazed knees.
  • Honesty is always the best policy, but be careful of what questions you ask — the details may not be what you expect.
  • It’s good to be courteous — let the bigger car have the parking spot.
  • Speeding won’t get you to your destination any faster. It’ll just get you a speeding ticket.
  • Fight for what is right, especially when it comes to your children — even if you have to punch a hole through someone’s desk.
  • Embarrassing your children is not only a privilege. It’s mandatory.
My mother (Early 1990s)

My mother (Early 1990s)

  • Patience is a virtue, but teenagers will give you grey hairs — especially those learning to drive.
  • However, the most important lesson that I could have learnt was that no matter what I do in this life, you will always love me and be there for me, providing me a steady rock to stand on, even when the ground is shaking beneath my feet.

I love you.

Happy Mother’s Day

My mother (2006)

My mother (2006)


For those of you reading this now wondering what exactly I am talking about, you may want to see the post that I first wrote on this blog: Why I Admire My Mother.


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