As I was collecting my bunch of mothers day flowers for my Mum today I was scanning through my IG feed. I came across a picture a friend posted of her and her boyfriend with the caption.
'And I'd choose you, in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you.'
At first I thought how sweet and then I was caught off guard by the cashier saying 'she's lucky to have a daughter like you to spoil her.' But in all honesty- I'm the lucky one.
I remember when I was little and my mum shouting at me in the car for saying a 'naughty word' and then seeing her cry in the wing mirror from the back seat.
I remember seeing mum in the crowd at sports days watching my attempt at winning with an egg and spoon, despite having done a 12 hour night shift the night before.
I remember her at my graduation taking photo after photo on her digital camera that she had no clue how to use. But she still kept on taking photos anyway.
I remember two years ago when she sat at the edge of my bed rocking me, whilst I told her that life didn't feel like living anymore.
I remember last May when she called to congratulate me on buying/moving into my first house despite the fact her own mother (my Gran) had passed away 2 hours before.
I am so lucky to have a mum who I can ride every emotion with. I am so incredibly blessed to have a mum who puts my siblings and I first before anything else. I am so thankful I have a mum who will take the world off my shoulders so I can see brighter days ahead. I am lucky I get to be her daughter.
Mum, I'd choose you, in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you to always be my mum.