A letter to my kids

To my amazing kids

The time is near. Where I will have to go back into the world of work.

I will get up earlier than usual, just to stand by the doors of your rooms to watch over you for those extra five minutes to help my heart settle.

All I want to do is snuggle with you and make sure you know the real reason why I am leaving you.

On my way out, I take a deep breath and walk out the door.

Leaving you every day is the hardest part of my life.

Many hard decisions must be made by mums and it also proves that they have one of the hardest jobs in the world.

When you grow a little older, I hope you will see the sacrifices I had to make for you to get you where you are, and its only because I love you. I am trying to teach you that hard work and commitment will always get you to where you want to be.

Whether you choose dance, maths, art, or charitable work. I only pray you find work that you love and do it with all of your heart. Break the stereotypes of the world and become the best you, that mum has taught you to be,unapologetic and courageous.

Life makes you strong, you will learn what it takes to be strong. At your first day of school, when mummy asks you to go with the teacher, you will be scared and mummy will be scared to but I will wait for you outside the door at the first sign of the school bell, to hold you and tell you how proud I am of you.

Mummy will always be there.

I hate to leave you every day but until the day comes when you tell me I can step back (even though I will be there at the blink of an eye when you need me.

I will always love you now and forever.