I know it's yet another birthday in our family (they seem to come thick and fast and it's Tom's on Monday!) but I wanted to share this picture. Ooh..ummm..hope she doesn't mind. She'll be unhappy with how she looks, but she looks wonderful to me. My sweet Mummy. She is looking very well don't you think? She's not yet 100% but getting there. Slowly. Not bad for a woman of ...ha..did you think I would...she'd surely kill me. Honest!
Her smile hides a sadness though. One of her children, my middle brother, is having to go to Iraq soon. I can't say much about this but he isn't in the military, he is a policeman. She is worried. We are all worried but in trying to placate her I don't think that I had fully appreciated that it was her son, her child going to a war zone. How on earth do families cope?
But no, enough of such negativity. Today is a celebration, a celebration of a mother and a woman who is so special and oh so loved.