A vow for my daughter

It's an odd day. A day that has made me really sit back and know I am never going to smoke again.

As a 13 year old I fought bitterly with my mum over the fact I smoked. She smoked so I reasoned it couldn't be that bad and she was just a hypocrite out to annoy me yet again.

Today I've been told that my mum won't see Christmas. Mum has COPD, she weighs 5 stone. Today, on mother's day I've been told she is unlikely to leave hospital. I can't help but think of my 13 year old and that I don't ever want her to see what I'm seeing now. Today makes the dangers of smoking so real, I will never ever touch a cigarette again, for the love of my daughter

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  • What a profound post. I am sorry for the situation you are in with your Mum. Lots of hugs and prayers going your way xx

  • Aw Lily my heart goes out to you for your poor Mum, it's a very difficult time for you all. You will find inner strength to guide you and your resolve to stay quit for your Daughter is testament to that. My thoughts are with you and your family x x x

  • Aww Lily, I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news, my heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time.

    sending bug hugs your way


  • LilyMay, I hope you and your mum have had a lovely Mothers day :) :)


    I'm so sorry to hear about your mum Lily :( :( but look gal, there's a flippin long time before Christmas :o soooo, things can change :) hopefully for the better eh :) :) the scientists now a days are coming up with all sorts of wonderful things :) :)

    I too, started smoking at the age of 13 :o plus my mum smoked then too :( But you think how hard it is to quit now !!, in them days, there was no help nor any NRT to help them eh :o Sooooo, like your mam, my mam also tried to stop me, warn me about smoking :o but, did I listen :o naghhhhhh :( if only I had :o

    Lily, am sending you and your mam loads and loads a keep smiling warm cuddly get well soon vibes and huggs, plus some sweet dreaming huggs toooo, seee :) :) xxxx

  • Thank you so much Monky, love ya loads :) x

  • Try to keep smiling Lily :) :) :) :) xx

    Am with you all the way gal :) :)

  • Hi lily so sad to read your post. It made me think we must make the most of the time we have on this planet. Thinking of you and your family xx

  • Hope your Mom is resting and peaceful.

  • So sorry to hear this, from the boards here it sounds like a common story (us being inspired/pushed/reminded to quit by loosing a friend/loved one). It's my case for sure.

    Sending out some big hugs for this, I'm watching one of my grandparents deteriorate, with or without the burden of smoking it's never easy.

  • My beautiful mum passed away this morning. The world will seem an odd place without her but I will treasure her memory and be forever thankful for the lessons, love and devotion she gave to me xx

  • Lilymay so sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you and your family.


  • Lilly I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news. Your lovely Mum will always be with you in your heart and you will continue the love and devotion she gave you. Thinking of you and your family xxx

  • Oooo Lily, I'm soo sorry gal :( :(

    Yes Lily it will seem odd without your mam, but you just keep remembering those good times, them laughs, the love, the happy moments and of course the slaps :o :D :D ermmm, when you were younger of course :D :D

    Sending you and your family loads a soothing huggs to help you through this hard time :) :) xxxxx

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