So very proud of my Mum!
She recently overcame a traumatic, life changing event….my stepfather left her after 40 years of marriage.
She dealt with it in her own distinct way, choosing to stay and live in Florida alone.
Slowly overcoming her sadness, she is finding a new life at 71.
She volunteers for a Charity in the united states called ‘Habitat for Humanity’
“Habitat for Humanity is an international development charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating poverty housing and homelessness. “
Through her charity work in 2012 she visited the devastated island of Haiti, and helped build houses like the ones below….
…..whilst there she met ex president Jimmy Carter and his wife and the singer Garth brooks and his wife all involved in the project.
Back home in Florida she has continued the work and was recently asked to do several interviews
Here she is in front of two houses she helped build for the local community!
This is thefor the local paper….do have a look…
Of course I miss her, a visit means a long journey…..
but once there the memories made are special…and filled with sunshine
…..and of course like many Mothers and daughters we have had our ups and downs….
I am so very, very proud of her.
I have so much respect for how she is choosing to live her life, her way.
I want to be like her when I grow up.
See her t-sht it says ‘inspire’ and she does.
I love you