To this day, I remember vividly, a conversation with my mother.
I was a few months away from turning 16. So excited I was going to be legal to have sex, leave home.
My mother said I shouldn’t hurry. Once you reach 16, she said, the years will fly by. I didn’t believe a word – life was only just beginning at 16 right? The world was going to be mine for forever. I remember looking at her like she was daft, and her laughing at me.
She was right though. As I type this, I am older now than she was then. The time has indeed flown. In the blink of any eye I’ve gone from being that 15 year old to having four grown up children and two grandchildren, and celebrating my 38th wedding anniversary next week.