This is why I do what I do.
This morning I was tidying Darlek’s room and I found a note. It was just strewn on the floor along with a load of other bits of paper. It’s a bit hard to read, so I’ll translate. It says ‘To Mum, to mum, you are so kind and helpful, you brighten up my day every second I spend with you I treasure.’ There is a bit crossed out and a half sentence that doesn’t go anywhere so I’ve left that bit out.
Make no mistake, I sat on her floor, surrounded by a mass of toys and clothes that needed putting away….and I cried. A second or so ago I’d been muttering under my breath about how annoyed I was about all the mess.
This is why I cook, clean, worry, save, strive…..for love. This scrawled, misspelt, abandoned, untidy little bit of paper makes everything worthwhile. It’s nice to be reminded of that sometimes.