The greatest gift of all is to spend Christmas with those
you love. I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets
shorter, because the things you want cant be bought...
What makes this day even more special is
the fact that today is our mom's birthday. Aside
from being the best mother a child could ever want,
my mom is also our friend. our confidant
and she listens to us like no one else.
We all tend to forget at times that she also has
issues in life, but because she's our mom she never
lets on. I have never in my so many years of life heard
my mom complaining about how life is unfair.
Trust me she has had a hard life and in all of that
she never complained. Together with my dad they
sacrificed just about everything to give us a better life.
Yes, that is what parents do, or should do, but this
is about my mother, and no one would ever tell me
that this woman is not a Saint. Mom and dad "left"
us in Guyana when we were very little.
We were 4 little girls. Later in life I understood
their sacrifice. As a child you wonder how could your
parents do this. Well if you had the life we did back then
in Guyana, you would never ask or wonder. We never
lacked love, but my parents wanted more for us.
They wanted us to have an education and to
experience a life they never had. We got that and
more so much more. I could like a hundred lifetimes,
and I would never be able to repay all my
parents did and continue to do for us.
My mom is the strength of our family. In her
quietness she spoke volumes. Someone said never
assume the loud is strong and the quiet weak.
There is NOTHING weak about my mother.
Her example in life has taught us that
as women we are worth our weight in gold.
As a child in school in Guyana the teacher asked
the class who we admire most in the world.
Everyone had a "famous" person for their choice.
For me it was always my mom and dad. Has not
changed one bit. If kindness can change the
world, then they have changed the world.
My mom puts everyone's needs before hers,
something I try to get her to change. I tell her she
needs to now think of her and not everyone else. But
my mom is how she is, and I love that about her.
It is what sets her apart in a world full mostly of
greedy and selfish people. Not a day goes by that I am
not thankful and grateful for having her as my mother.
Growing up we didn't have much. Meaning
material things. What we had and continue to have
are parents who loved and love us no matter our faults.
How does it get any better than this. If this is
not all the richness we need in the world
then I am not sure what is.
I am a happy, contented person because I was
raised by happy, caring, compassionate parents.
Some lessons in life last a lifetime. What I have
learnt from my parents is something that
you can't get from any college.
I am loved and I love them with all my heart.
Together we are family. And as a family nothing
can nor ever will break us. We all have set backs,
but that's life. What matters is that we always
comeback stronger and more united.
All because our family has a woman called
Valerie Singh. Her strength and fortitude is
what we got from her, among other things.
I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like
it when I make her smile 😍 Happy birthday mommy. From
your five daughters, nine grandchildren, and our spouses.
Mothers and daughters together are
a powerful force to be reckoned with...