Mothers and Daughters…

Yes…I’m still a kid from the 80s! Love the music.

What I remember most about my childhood was dancing with my mum to my favourite music, having so much fun with her and feeling so much joy. I’ve had a really special relationship with my mum who has been my best friend throughout my life.

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My mum just celebrated her 79th Birthday. I have spent sometime just looking back at her humble journey through life and remembering our life back then.

What a journey…there was a huge heartache that brought so much sadness and huge challenges for us. A very tough journey but a very rewarding one which we traveled together from the depths of darkness into the light. If we didn’t experience the heartbreak and sadness, we would not appreciate the unconditional love which came from it.

I was fortunate enough to experience my mum’s unconditional love through her sacrifice to give me a better life. Success is not something to be seen by the world, it is a hidden journey which we must travel on our own. The choices we make in life will determine our failure and success, in our own mindset, not by what others make us out to be.

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It is funny how our feelings and emotions are attached to our memories. When we remember a certain moment in our past, we remember how we felt. Like when our kids are born, we don’t remember the pain as much as feeling the joy of huddling a new born close.

We all have wonderful stories to tell about our mothers … and I would like to share my story with you.

I lost my dad when I was 16 and being the only child, this was one of the most biggest impact that brought onto me many challenges in my life. These challenges presented me with many priceless lessons.

My mother took on the extra role of fatherhood and while most kids were in high school or college, I started work at 16 and saved as much as I could to continue my studies part time. My dream was to one day do my Degree which I finally completed 20 years later in life with much struggle, working 3 different jobs to pay it off and to survive.

It was through these darkest moments of my life when transformation began for me.

 My mum become my best friend and gave me hope to believe in myself, to do the impossible. She guided me and pointed me to directions which lead me to find my own way through life. I cherish this unconditional love and bond we share. She will turn 80 next year and I am so thankful she has had a chance to see my kids grow.

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An amazing 80 years for my mum and I am so honoured to share and celebrate her wonderful life. Her life story on a Video Slideshow, will make a wonderful gift that I know she will love. More importantly, her journey will show the sadness and joys leading to the moment she first carried her grandson in arms. What a wonderful way to celebrate life than to watch your memories in a Video Slideshow. I know she will be filled with joy and happiness because, the gift of these precious memories is worth more than just a lunch or any other gift I could ever give her.

Memories are chapters in life, if you lose your way in the trials of life, look for your memories in photos and videos, it will show you a story of bravery and growth, you never knew existed.

Today I invite you to celebrate Mothers’ Day in a special way using your photos and video memories to share a special time just watching it with your Mum. Trust me she will feel your joy and know that you loved her enough to remember those precious years with her.

What story would you like to share about your sweet and loving mum?

About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".