I am lucky as I believe I have a special connection with all 4 of my children (at this stage anyway). However, for the purposes of this post, I will be talking about my writing buddy Ashlea.
This blog started as a little bit of fun for me to practise my writing skills. I am currently completing a Bachelor in Professional Writing and Publishing, of which I am over two-thirds of the way through, and I thought a blog was a perfect medium to develop my skills. So I mentioned the blog to Ashlea and she came up with the idea that we should write one together. What a cool idea I thought and I was secretly excited that my daughter wanted to spend more time with me. A new concept had been created and a mother daughter blog about surviving growing up together began.
That was 18 months ago now and I can honestly say our relationship has grown stronger and our special connection has grown deeper. I often look at Ash and can see a younger version of myself (only she is a lot smarter than I ever was). Here is a list of some of the things I absolutely love about Ashlea and why we have that special connection:
- As a person, Ashlea has a genuine kind heart. She will often stop what she is doing to help others. As a student, her teachers tell me how patient and helpful she is with other students. I am so proud of the young lady she is growing up to be.
- As a sister, Ashlea deeply cares for her siblings. When one of her siblings needs attention, they know they can always turn to Ash. Her patience is getting thinner as she moves deeper into the teenage years but I love her commitment to the family.
- As a daughter, Ashlea helps me survive parenting. I honestly do not think I could cope with 4 children if I didn’t have Ashlea. She understands me in a way others don’t and can see when I am at breaking point.
- As a friend, Ashlea shows true empathy. She a friend you want to have on your side. She is a loyal friend, always ready to put herself out there to help someone in need and will always listen with real empathy.
Having that special connection with Ash is easier as we have so much in common. We both have a passion for writing. My dream is to be a published author one day but I would give mine away to see her name on the from cover of a novel. We both love to read and Ash is a book-worm, spending every spare moment gaining knowledge. Do you know she read 73 books last year? We both love to socialise with our friends but seem to know when we have had enough.
She helps me through each day with a beautiful smile on her face. Ashlea doesn’t often complain about much even when I ask her to do boring chores like folding the clothes, she simply agrees and gets on with the job. I love her attitude and love our special connection.
Thanks for sharing your life with me Ash and I hope our special connection continues to grow.
(Hopefully not too soppy)
I’m closer with my mum than most of my friends are with theirs. They’re always complaining about how annoying their mums are while I go home and write a blog with mine. I’ve always been particularly close with Mum and things such as a blog only bring us closer.
We think in fairly similar ways so I can have mostly intelligent conversations with her, I say mostly as I have an inability to string sentences together sometimes. We share similar beliefs and values as well. She understands me more than I understand myself (her words not mine), so she always knows what I’m talking about.
Although I think the most important thing is that Mum and I share passions. We both adore reading and writing and are both social butterflies. I can talk to Mum about anything because I know she will always tell me the truth and not keep things from me. I love the fact that I can talk to Mum about all my crazy thoughts and she attempts to understand, more than anyone else does for that matter.
My mum is one of the few people who really gets me which is something I will be forever grateful for.