Today is National Time To Talk Day. So, I thought I’d share a few things with you…
February is a particularly bad month for my family, for reasons I won’t go into. Not just because it’s cold, dark and dreary. Suffice to say, it represents many years of sadness and loss. Thankfully, it’s also the shortest month!
Personally, I prefer not to focus on specific dates and anniversaries. It’s just easier. The way I see it, if I were stranded on a desert island, I would be blissfully unaware of the time of year. It’s just another day. Life goes on.
Me and Mama Di are definitely more like friends than mother and daughter. We are very different, we rarely agree, we squabble like cat and dog, and at times, we royally piss each other off! But we laugh together at the daftest things and love each other unconditionally.
It’s fair to say my mother hasn’t had the happiest life. She really has endured the worst of the worst. Sometimes I struggle to conceive how one person can go through so much and still carry on. But she does. Without complaint.
I won’t lie, there have been some dark times. Really dark times. But Mama Di just keeps going.
She’s a quirky ol’ wench with no filter whatsoever. She’s as discreet as a smack in the face and she comes out with some crazy things. She aint perfect! No one is. But I couldn’t and wouldn’t be without her.
People often say this about their loved ones, but my Mama Di really is the strongest person I know. No matter how many arguments we have, I have the utmost respect for her.
35 Years Together
This year, she and Dad will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. They really are yin and yang – polar opposites. Honestly, they’d be lost without each other.
Despite all the shit life has thrown at them (and there has been a lot!), their love, loyalty and support has been unwavering.
My Dad always says if anything ever happened to Mama Di, he couldn’t and wouldn’t want to move on with someone else. It would just be him and the dog.
Relationship goals right there!