It was a bit of a whirlwind really – I broke up with Alyssa’s dad on the Thursday and then the Monday I found out I was pregnant, Tuesday I was told I was being made redundant and two weeks later I was told on Boxing Day my best friend of 14 years didn’t want me living in her house with a baby and two weeks after that I was kicked out. My mum took me in without hesitation and without question. We’d had our differences over the previous year (99% of which were to do with that now ex-best friend) but she did it. She not only did that but she helped me. She hugged me and comforted me as the world around me crumbled, I was given abuse and bullied and all the while growing a little life inside of me. She was also there holding my hand when my little one arrived into the world, albeit early and she only just made it but she was there.
Her birthday is coming up soon and I am finally in a position where I could get her a decent present and have been trying to think of something I could get for her. Obviously she would tell me that I don’t need to get her anything (jokingly) but then she’d also tell me to get her the world (less jokingly!!) Knowing my mother as well as I do, I came up with a few ideas such as: