Hey, Mum! How’s it going? Two weeks have passed since your big 80th birthday celebration. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and rather than send you a card, a book or some flowers, I thought you’d like to see the little video I shot for the surprise family reunion on April 26th. It’s great to see you smiling – hell, it’s great to see everyone smiling. We’re all much older now, a bit threadbare, some of us. We’re wrinkled, balding, a few pounds overweight. Your youngest is 42, your oldest is 58. There are three generations in this video – that’s pretty amazing.
We’ve all had our ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies and you know what? We’re all making it in life. I think you should know that we couldn’t have done it without you. I couldn’t have, for example, become a professional author without you telling me to stick my nose in a book time and time again as I grew up. And I think you should know that your love of reading rubbed off on all of us, I think. Or most of us, anyway.
80 years is a milestone for sure. You’re still reading books. You’re still cheering me on in all my endeavours. You’re a sounding board, a quiet listener and most importantly, you’re the wisest person I know. So enjoy the video and remember – we all love you very much. Got it?