New generation turns thoughts to the past
Such an amazing Mother’s Day gift – at 36 I’ve become a grandma, a nana, a grandmother or G-Ma. It has caused me to reflect on the special women in my life – first and foremost my beautiful Mum and my grandmothers and great grandmothers. I was lucky to get to know my two great grandmothers. Both resilient characters and very different women. Both strong in different ways. I used to read to Nana Lila and listen to her stories from years ago. For my 12th birthday she sent me a card with some cash to buy myself a rigger! She’d had a hard life – their home in Clyde used to have a dirt floor. Fortunately I spent lots of time with both of my grandmothers. I was proud that Granny Anne was the prettiest grandmother out of all of the other grandmas at Brownies – her earrings matched her necklace and she had a very cool hair do. Very important things to an eight-year-old. She taught me about unconditional love and kindness. She helped me with my homework and had a gift for words. My Nana Scott is also a wonderful lady. We spent hours cleaning out turkey feeders and picking up pine cones.
I choose to successfully love, inspire and support him to achieve whatever he wishes to achieve. It sounds simple,
Despite her hard work on the farm Nana always had baking in the tins, clever knitting projects on the go and a meal for anyone who happened to be around. She is amazing. Both women encouraged me to work hard and succeed at whatever I chose to succeed in. It is now my turn to love and support our grandson - Harrison John Tither. I’m not flash at the baking and cooking aspects but like my grandmothers, I choose to successfully love, inspire and support him to achieve whatever he wishes to achieve in his lifetime. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? ◗ Amy Scott is a former lawyer turned professional speaker who is passionate about effective communication and communities.