She had a difficult start to her life. My grandfather died when she was only five years old. My grandmother didn’t have any job and had seven other children to feed. She spent her childhood in extreme poverty, sometimes eating once in a day. She had to drop out of …
This sounds exactly like my mother's own start to life. Her father died at the age of 4 and her mother also had 7 other children to feed - a community that didn't want to buy her market garden goods as she was a woman.
She was lucky though - she also got one meal a day - lovingly prepared by her mother from treasures from their garden.
Mum never dwelled...even on the moments where a man did enter their lives - causing havoc instead of bringing a sense of security as her mother intended. She doesn't talk about it, but I have heard some of the stories.
Thank you for sharing the lesson you learned from you Mum. I know I will think on this longer.
Thank you as always for being you.