These are the men in my life.
Each one important in their own way. Each one bringing richness and balance to my life, challenging my opinions and inspiring me to strive for more.
My Dad. The man who brought me up, for a time as a single parent after my mum passed away. A man who has overcome great adversity but never let in beat him. A man always aspiring to achieve something more than the humdrum. In his youth was an actor on stage and TV which gave him a love for scriptwriting in his spare time. He’s a hardworking psychiatric nurse, a book lover with a collection of probably thousands, but above all he’s a great father and grandfather.
My eldest brother. The chalk to my cheese. We may argue for argument’s sake but never fall out. Labelled as a ‘problem child’ at school, for no good reason other than our family background, he gave up trying to flog the pre-judging dead horse, left school and became one of the hardest working people I know. He may not be a high flyer, but he has dreams of one day breaking into the comedy scene, and I’m sure he will. Never afraid to speak his mind and always makes me question my own beliefs. Uncle extraordinaire!
My youngest brother. The boy with a dream. As a teenager he was given a video camera and decided he wanted to make films. He studied hard, gained a first class honours degree in Film & Media Production, and is now the co-owner of his own production company. He’s made a short film, which he’s raising funds to finish editing and one day he’ll win awards! Driven, knowledgeable and strong willed but also eccentric, soft centered and a brilliant Uncle.
My husband. The man who fell in love with me and I with him quicker than we could have anticipated. A gentle giant with a heart of pure gold. The hardest working man I know, both at work and for his family. Generous to a fault, self deprecating and full of potential, if only he’d believe it!
The man who’s shared all my ups and downs for the last 12 years, and I his. The one person who puts up with every aspect of me and sticks around for more. The ying to my yang and the best Dad in the world.
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