My mother had a hard life, with not a lot of money and a lot of strife but she never let anything get her down.She was always there if you needed a smile or a little bit of cheer. Though as I said we never had a lot of money growing up she always found something whether it be food clothing or funds to help someone who needed it. As she put it they needed it more than we did. The greatest, most patient teacher, I ever had was my mother who taught me to read and how to do fractions and other math equations.
Her heart as big as the ocean, her kindness knew no bounds and we still have people with no blood ties that we consider family just because mom had them stay with us when they had trouble at home. Our friends were always welcome and they'd even go to her for advice.
When ever I needed her she was there even if she struggled health wise herself. I know everyone says they had the best mother in the world but we really did.
©Sheilagh Lee November 15, 2013