"During the first five years of my life, I believed that the moon was indeed made out of blue cheese. Why else would one find a cat up there?
I'd also believed that men had been made to rule the world and women had been made to rule men!
Then, one day I came across a list of things that our mother's are and it was then that I truly realised the difference between fact and fiction, nature and nurture, what mattered and what didn't.
I started to learn that a mother is brighter than all the stars in the galaxay, more encompassing than all the planets and more valuable than all other things to be found above, below, in the heavens or on the face of the earth!
So never forget your dear old mum and she will always remain near to you. Her values will act as your moral compass in times of danger and her caution in moments of absolute certainty.Even when dead and she lies not in the next room to you, but on the other side of the green sod; even then her power to touch your very senses and shape your intended actions will remain with you.
Wherever you travel she will always walk alongside you, but only you will know that she is there. She will always be near you and never desert you. She is the whisper down the wind, the gentle curtsy in rooftops of old whenever you pass by, the fragrance in the first spring flower, the gentle warmth of summer's sun, the rustle in the autumn leaves and the first snowdrop of winter. She is in short, the one who has always represented the reward at the rainbow's end. She is the intoxication of life itself; the one who heard your first breath, saw you take your fist step. She was your first true love. She will be there for you on your last day as she was on your first because she's your mum." William Forde: February 5th, 2014.