Fam­ily the whole fo­cus for rest of our lives

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‘‘I WAS adopted as a child and all I ever wanted was my own chil­dren and grand­chil­dren so it’s the best thing in the world for me, a real dream come true. When my two chil­dren were grow­ing up we had lots of fun and went on hol­i­days. When Hollie was lit­tle we lived all to­gether for al­most six years so we are pretty close and I will do any­thing I can for her any­time day or night.’’ ‘‘THE high­light of be­ing a mum is the smile, I know it sounds corny but when you see your kids smile and your chil­dren are happy that’s a big thing. We all make mis­takes but if my child is happy and I see her smile then I think I’m do­ing okay. You can’t com­pare with be­ing a mum, your kids are your fo­cus. When all of a sud­den you be­come a mum you go into mummy mode and ev­ery­thing else in life de­pends on their needs and it’s a lit­tle bit spe­cial tak­ing care of Hollie and mak­ing sure her needs are met be­fore any­one else’s. Your chil­dren love you un­con­di­tion­ally and kids are so much fun to be around and do things. When we went on a cruise, Hollie was four and her ex­pres­sions when we got to Van­u­atu, she was in awe of the chil­dren liv­ing in grass huts and she was play­ing with them. She is not the type of kid that judges any­body, she showed was sort of per­son she was over there, she didn’t care that their dads walked around with spears and grass skirts. I might be work­ing for Mother’s Day but I’d like to take mum and Hollie out for lunch, we try do some­thing, a girls thing on Mother’s Day.’’

Pic­ture: ANGELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

THREE GEN­ER­A­TIONS: and Hollie Huf­fa­dine

Sherry, Zan­dra

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