Un­con­di­tional love the per­fect re­ward for mum

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

‘‘BE­ING a mum is very, very re­ward­ing, es­pe­cially the un­con­di­tional love.

I loved watch­ing my chil­dren, Renae, Shon­telle and An­thony, grow up and turn­ing out to be won­der­ful adults and be­ing part of their life ev­ery step of the way. One of my fondest mem­o­ries is watch­ing them play. We used to have a cat­tle trough in the back­yard and all three kids loved swim­ming in it, they all got on re­ally well and played beau­ti­fully to­gether.

My chil­dren are still very close, two live here and the el­dest lives in New Zealand.

It’s hard hav­ing her over­seas and we miss her ter­ri­bly, they say it gets eas­ier but it doesn’t, she’s been over there for nine years now.

Be­ing a grand­mother sur­passes ev­ery­thing, it’s the best feel­ing in the world. I didn’t think it would be, but it’s pretty spe­cial. It’s nice to have a baby back in the house, they are big time-wasters be­cause you can sit there and watch him and play with him all day, it’s a breath of fresh air.

It is so dif­fer­ent from be­ing a mum and it’s just the love they give you with­out think­ing it’s beau­ti­ful, he calls me Jue­jue which is some­thing weird and won­der­ful.’’

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