Firstly, I want to say thank you to the mother (1910-1996) that gave birth to me way back in 1932 but who, owing to family pressures and a man who refused to stand by her, was unable to keep me even though she wanted to. Her father said she "must have me and forget me" and her lover refused to pay her the maintenance the court said he should pay. I am saddened that she had no more children as I have been told she really loved children but I am also gladdened that in her 30s she met a wonderful man with whom she spent many happy years. I am happy that she and I became friends via the telephone for several years before she died. I have always regretted not being able to meet her and give her a hug, but we must be prepared to accept what life decides to deal out to us.
As a mother to her daughter I need to say thank you....just for being who you are. xx
I need too to say thank you and Happy Mother's Day to my daughter-in-law although she won't see this. She has quietly kept in touch with me via email over the past 11+ years since my son decided to cease all contact with us. It is through her that I have news of that other family of mine and photos of their children as they have grown up into their twenties. Without her I would have lost them completely. Thank you Di.