This picture here of 3 year old me sitting on my nan's lap across from my mum is the only picture I have of myself as a child with my mother. If you have been following along for a while you probably know that I have a handful of childhood photos. I cherish every single one of them. They each hold a pretty big story. This one here is epic! This is the moment my mother's life, along with mine and my brother's life was about to change drastically. My mum sits here incredibly anxious smoking her last cigarette on British land. We are about to board a plane with just a couple suitcases. She left everything behind. Pictures included. More importantly she was leaving behind her friends, her family, and the life that she'd always known because she took a moment of opportunity to escape her abuser. It's a long story, and it was not easy to say the least! But because of my mother's courageous move, we are here in Canada! I don't know what my life would have turned out like had she stayed, but I am certain it wouldn't have been good. It wouldn't have been good because I'm not sure my mother would have survived. She was wasting away at this point but thankfully she has always been good at out smarting people. She may be little, but she's so tough. Like, seriously, I wouldn't mess with her. 
Happy Mother's Day Mum! I love you so damn much. I miss having tea with you, but I'm glad I can still call you instead of using google! Honestly, I just called her yesterday because I found aphids on one of my plants! Problem solved. Thanks Mum! 
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