Our mum never kept well and suffered depression most of her adult life. As a child she could never please her dad. Her efforts were never good enough. I recall her telling us of her dad exclaiming 'bl_ _ _ y merit again after a musin exam when she was in her teens.
When mum married dad she was told that he was the best she could expect and that he was her salvation. An ominous start to a relationship. Although it was a struggle between mum and dad they did the best they could with us and I believe their love for us is reflected in the empathy we have for others.
|Mum in happier days|
Due to mum's ill health and problems with her weight and issues that caused, the burden was on the rest of the family to keep the household going. Mum did her best to look after us but a lot of the time she had difficulty looking after her self.
I am truly grateful to mum for the opportunities given to me in music that have made me who I am today. I thank mum for being there when we needed to talk about any problems or situations in our lives. I remember when mum was dying and I was going through some emotional battles she was still there for me as I tried to be for her.
What are your memories of your mum or what special moments / bonds do you share?
My memories are reflected in her singing Euridice Click here to listen and my tributes I wrote for her called Peace in Sleep Click here to listen and Passing Time Away Click here to listen