Posted on behalf of my daughter, Melissa.
I chose this photo for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge because I remember when I first saw it I could not believe how much I looked like my Mum. I remember as a child hearing how much my other sisters each looked like a mini version of one of our parents, and I always thought I had a bit of both of them in me. I was so stunned to see how much we looked alike now I was a young woman. When Mum and I started working together a few years later, I got so much joy when our colleagues found out we were related (due to my married name) and say “I can’t believe I didn’t realise, you look SO much alike!”
This picture was taken 11 years ago, and not only do I think we look even more alike now, but I see so much more of my Mum in me every day. I see her strength, her determination and drive, her morals and convictions, her individualism, and her caring and loving heart. Some people are terrified of “turning into” their parents, but from my perspective, it’s a wonderful gift because my Mum is one of the greatest people I know.
Happy Birthday, Mummy. I love you so much xxx
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This is Melissa’s first entry in Becky’s July Squares Photo Challenge – Perspective.