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Today's Question : Who inspires you?
That was a soopa easy question to answer.
|My mum as a Teenager|
My mum met her childhood sweetheart when she was 15, she married him at 21 and they have been married for 47 years. My parents gave up family and friends to move to another country to give us all a better life. They were very brave to take such a risky chance.
Oh, there have been times when I didn't like my mum, because of her struggle with addiction. There have been times where I didn't think she'd be around for too long, because of her downward spiral into the dark places of substance abuse.
My strong, beautiful mum has pulled herself out of that despair. She has been sober for nearly 20 years, which deserves a fucking gold badge on its own. My mum has inspired me to NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP. No matter how bad things get, you CAN turn things around.
My mum inspires me to be strong and resourceful, to look for the best in people and always look for the good in situations. It's not always easy because I'm rather a pessimist I only have to remember one of my mother's many sayings; Be Sure Your Sins will Find You Out. Her sayings continuously bring me back to reality and the truth. My mum's faith is unshakable and she has empathy and kindness for others way beyond my understanding. Her awesomeness motivates me to be more like her.
If I have inherited an ounce of her inspiring spirit, I'll be content soul.