Love the chal­lenge of mother­hood

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

‘‘I THRIVE on chal­lenges and I find that be­ing a mum can be full-on, but life is filled with new ad­ven­tures ev­ery day. Apart from be­ing ex­haust­ing, you are hum­bled by hav­ing that op­por­tu­nity of be­ing a mum to such gor­geous chil­dren. I met my hus­band An­drew and he had four chil­dren and I had twins. To­gether we were very for­tu­nate to have two more beau­ti­ful chil­dren. Be­ing blessed with hu­mour has cer­tainly helped on this amaz­ing path. As most of the chil­dren are in their teens or older, it has given me a chance to step back and en­joy the last cou­ple of kids at home with us. I think it is im­por­tant to im­prove what­ever life you had. I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced so much more of life hav­ing chil­dren than if I hadn’t be­cause it teaches you self­less­ness.’’ ‘‘MY MUM is such a bub­bly per­son and she en­cour­ages me to do things. She is alot of fun to have around. Mum is re­ally also like a friend, or like a diary, I can tell her ev­ery­thing. I think she is very beau­ti­ful.’’

Pic­ture: JESSIE TOL­SON

BEST OF FRIENDS: Julie O’Gor­man- Pe­track with chil­dren So­phie and Harri

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