Happy Birthday Mum!!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Photo taken in Tokyo 2002 at the Australia Society Ball

It is again family birthday time here at The Keitai Goddess.  This time it is the birthday of my fabulous mother, Barbara.

My mother is loved and adored by everybody that she meets.  Her soul is honest and pure and possessing a drive and self-discipline that has taken her far far away from the dairy farm where she grew up. Her unconditional love and support has seen Richard and I through the very best and the very worst that life has thrown at us and given us the strength to face it all with grace and dignity. She sets the example of morality, without ceremony or judgement, that provides the litmus test for my own endeavours. Even if I fail or let her down she is there, smiling and loving, encouraging, understanding and never holding grudges.  What a trial I must have been as a self-important teenager.

She has taught me the love of travel and real-estate, the rewards of self achievement and the lessons of preparation and planning.  She is truly interested in my world, my friends and selflessly provides tools, information and newspaper clippings to enhance our lives.  Mothers and daughters always have an interesting dynamic - I wouldn’t want to change ours for anything. 

I love you Mum - thank you for being you!! 

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  • MJD-S (Japan, on the couch) offered on 07/02/27 at 11:23 AM.....

    Happy Birthday Mama Northcott!

  • felix offered on 07/02/27 at 02:41 PM.....

    Happy birthday to Barbara!  It’s good to see and read about her on your blog - the one that had you and your brother take Japanese lessons early on, which eventually brought you to Tokyo.  She sounds like a fab mother.

    Environment, and having the right encouragement, is what makes us to grow up better human beings.

  • Kristen offered on 07/02/27 at 04:14 PM.....

    Happy Birthday, Barbara! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  • j-ster (adelaide) offered on 07/02/28 at 05:09 AM.....

    Happy Birthday Barbara! Just looking at your photo here, and Ms. T’s photo up the top makes me realise that you both have the same cheeky smile! I hope you are having fun with your globe -trotting semi-retirement! Cheers!

  • sigsy (Tokyo) offered on 07/02/28 at 08:19 AM.....

    Ah T, what a lovely entry.  And Happy birthday to your Mum - she looks really fantastic in that picture by the way.

  • Barbara Northcott offered on 07/02/28 at 08:48 PM.....

    Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, my darling daughter. You did not mention my single -minded focus ( stubbornness, it can be called) or my love for options (is that lack of decisiveness?). However if you write my biography, I would be so happy. Love you always, Mum

  • the goddess offered on 07/02/28 at 11:15 PM.....

    I think I covered the single minded-ness in the Drive and Self Discipline.  Love of options is covered in preparation and planning.  smile 

    Actually looking at the photos I can see a resemblence..

    Great to hear you had a fun day!!

  • Mount Pleasant, SC Real Estate offered on 08/02/18 at 08:39 PM.....

    I’m glad your mum taught you the value and fun of real estate. Check out my site when you get a chance!

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    Hello, Thank you for commenting on my blog.  As I do not know you and your site, I have removed the link.  I do wish to give you the benefit of the doubt in case you are not a spammer - however, if you are a spammer, please do NOT put links on my site or I will delete them.

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