When I first started out writing, I wasn’t as happy or content with myself as I am now.
Like all bloggers, we have few followers in the beginning and as time goes by, slowly that number starts to rise and rise. The people that comment frequently are those you generally start to build closer friendships with. Mumsy was one of these people. The love and friendship this lady showed me was second to none! My happiness is partly due to this lovely person. 🙂
When I was down she was always there to brighten my day and give me words of encouragement and wisdom – without judgement.
So, when I found out Mumsy had written a book, I was eager to download it and start reading. Unfortunately, I got busy and put it to the side (sorry, Mumsy!). 🙂
This weekend I dedicated my time to reading her book.
Musmsy (Jenny’s) book is called The Empty Nest.
It’s a true story about Mumsy’s account of her two daughters Lauren and Jade, from the moment they were born until now.
You go through Jenny’s life as if you were there and a part of it. You feel the joy of her births as if you were right there, and panting along with her. You ache with sadness and emptiness at the realization that her marriage of 19 years was over, and your heart soars at the courage she showed to start life over again. She then begins her journey as a single mother with teenage children. From the beginning to the end, you feel this woman’s love and admiration for her daughters. There are no pretences and her beautiful and authentic style enables you to share in the love, joy, pain, anger and sorrow that she endures on this personal journey to self discovery. The ending is lovely… But I wont spoil it for you, buy the book and check it out for yourself!
Now, this synopsis is not Mumsy’s take, it’s my interpretation as the reader. As a mum of two adult boys and my experience as a single parent for many years, I related to so many of Mumsy’s issues. Whether you have teenage children, babies or no offspring at all, this is a wonderful story of courage and love.
Do yourself a favour and fall in love with Mumsy as I did!
Thank you Mumsy for always being there for me, for all the nicknames you have given me and especially the love that you have shown. Well done on living your truth!!
Your Paulama, honey-pie and too many to mention! May you live a long happy life Miss Jenny!! xxxxxoooo