My mum is amazing. She always puts others first and has been a rock to many. She is the supervisor in a retirement fold and does much for the residents above and beyond the call of duty. She is also a lifeline to many who have no families and her attitude and manor brings happiness to those without any. She is also actively involved in assisting and representing other supervisors around the country regardless of the time constraints put on her.
Mum is an intelligent woman, but through personal circumstances has not achieved her full potential. She has, however, never failed to support my brother and I throughout our lives. She continues to encourage us to be our best. As a teacher, the first rule of my classroom is one mum gave me. Always try your best.
Mum has been in poor health recently, and having had various operations on her knees, has been in and out of hospital. The pain is evident, but she has got herself out of crutches and back to walking, all be it with discomfort.
With my grandparents in declining health, she once again has stepped up to ensure their well being is of primary importance and when a close friend went to work in Africa has been actively involved in fund raising to help support her cause there.
Mum mentioned she would love to carry the Olympic Torch. She never asks for anything. I think it would mean the world to a woman who gives so much and asks for nothing in return. She deserves this opportunity. When others stop caring, she starts.