Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day?

It's just over a week away from the special time of year to give a shout-out to the woman or women that have your children, raise you, care for you and love you. Mother’s Day looks a little different for everyone though. For some, it’s a grandmother, aunt, a family friend or maybe it’s someone that isn’t with us anymore.

Given this is my last article ahead of this Mother's Day, I want to share some words for a woman who I’m so grateful for. My Aunty Kim has had a big hand in raising me, along with her own four children. I spent a great deal of time in her care growing up, she was essentially a second mother to me. She even took me in to live with her and her family during my final years of high school. She wasn’t having a bar of my teenage antics at the time and nowadays I can confidently say I wouldn’t be where I am or the person I am today without her influence and guidance.  

Now all her children are grown up, her motherly instincts still don’t stop. She is not only a family day-care provider but now, she’s a grandmother to two beautiful little boys and she plays a big role in their life as ‘Mummar’. She is a woman who loves and cares deeply for others which is so inspiring to me and so many around her.

I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums, aunts, grandmothers and friends. I hope you all have a wonderful day and feel appreciation from all your loved ones.


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