Today I share with you what made me a better person. DON’T GET ME WRONG…I am not an angel and I am as flawed as the next person. There are some moments that change your life forever. Some of these moments make you wish you could have done things differently. A phone call from home (overseas) two years ago propelled my world in an unfamiliar territory. It took me to a place where my emotions had never been before. Two years on after that early Saturday morning phone call my outlook on life and other people are different. After digesting what was said to me, all that went through my mind was… I wish…and it went on forever, wishing I had more time… that Saturday morning I lost my father whom I have not seen for a while due to travelling and living overseas. For the first time in my life I hated being on a plane, spending a good part of the 14 hours flight time with a blanket over my head and crying my heart out. It was too much for the other passengers and the flight attendants who tried hard to console me. My father was an exceptional man- full of life and flawed and too young to die. His death made me realise that perhaps I spent more time judging him because of his flaws than celebrating the good he did. As horrible as this may sound, my father’s death made me a better person. It was only after he was gone that I could see that his good deeds outweighed his flaws. I have always loved him even if he was not perfect but I wish I had not been so judgemental. I wish every single day that I could tell him “You did alright as a father and grandfather.” As a mother, I am now mindful that my children will judge me but I hope they recognise the good in me too.