"Today on Mothering Sunday, me and Sheila give thanks to two great women in our lives. While both came from different hemispheres of the world and enjoyed a much different lifestyle as they brought up their children, each woman possessed a tenacity of spirit and a determination that is rare.
While my mother died at the early age of 64 years, Sheila's mum who livesi in a nearby home is still going strong at the age of 85 years. Indeed;from all of the residents there, she is the only one who attempts to go out for a daily walk and greatly misses this exercise when the weather doesn't allow.
The one other thing that both mothers shared was their constant smiles. Whatever difficulty they faced when life gave them a knock, they simply got up like all the rest of their generation and started again. God bless you Mothers Elizabeth and Maureen. We love you. xx" William and Sheila Forde: March 30th, 2014.ought for today: