i am 36 and i miss my mama every single day
all of my family have lived in a village in Essex for as long as i can remember - my mama was born there and i spent the early part of my childhood there too.
my parents and i moved to Germany as my dad was in the army, and it was there that i was joined by my two sweet sisters x
after a short stay in Kent, my family moved back to Essex to be close to the clan - i choose to stay in Kent as a rebellious teen - it was here that i met Stephen, fell in love and set up home.
apart from me - all of my immediate family live very, very close - i was always the black sheep of the family!
now i have an Auntie that has moved to New Zealand so i guess that she is a bigger black sheep than me :)
anyhoo - i digress....
a few days ago a very large and very heavy parcel arrived
the postie staggered out of his van and hauled it up to Betsy ....
a parcel from home
a box full to the brim of love, memories, hugs and so much more
gifts from my parents including treasures from there recent holiday to France, Germany and Switzerland
handmade goodies from my very precious Auntie Karen and Cousin Ellie
books that i have had on my Amazon wish list for a long time
and one of the most precious gifts i have ever received - an embroidery that my Nana had started but never finished - i only hope that she will look down on me and not be horrified that my stitches are not as neat as hers!
and so many more items that made me laugh and cry.
opening all the cards and reading the messages from my mama and my darling sister Dee, made me realise that i do not tell them often enough that i love them
so here goes.....
you guys rock :)
without you i would be a very different person
because of you i have learnt to be self sufficient, kind, gentle, understanding and considerate
even though i do not see you as much as i wished i could, i know that you are there by my side 24/7
your love for me makes me feel safe and secure
and even at the age of 36 years i still need to know that my mama loves me, is proud of me and is there for me
thank you all for all that you are and all that you do for me
i love you
and my presents were great!!