This is my mum and I circa 67.
In her book #inthemeantime, #iyanlavanzant wrote that when we're in our mothers wombs, we're marinating in whatever they're going through. I rang my mum straight away and asked how she felt when she was pregnant with me. She said "I was really happy and content because you were the first thing no one could take off me!" And I've always felt that, so it broke my heart only a few years ago when she admitted she felt like she'd been a bad mum to my brother and I. I've never met another human less selfless or more humble, generous and non judgmental than my mother. She was also the purest teacher for my own mothering attempts, especially since both my grandmother's died before I was born.
Everyone needs at least one rock in their lives who has their back and, having met so many women who don't get on with their mothers, I'm so grateful I hit the jackpot with mine!
Pimp My Attitude
This is where I think out loud as I transform my appearance, thought processes and most of all, attitude - no matter how unpretty.