Or none at all.
Depending on whether I want to see my glass half full or half empty….
Father #1 felt he was too young to be tied down with a baby (i.e. I was an ‘accident’) so Mom left him because she didn’t want to abort me nor did she want to give me up for adoption. She was a Single Mother till I was 3 when she met Father #2. I never knew him but have seen a picture and have heard of his whereabouts.
Father #2 felt I was baggage but adopted me when he married Mom. He always made it clear in our first few years together that I wasn’t part of the big picture but Mom stuck with him until I had a University education. Then she left him for Father #3. I still see Father #2 intermittently during birthdays or celebrations, more so now that T has arrived. He adores her and buys her a gift everytime we meet.
Father #3 I’ve known since I was 12. He is Muslim and has a first wife which makes Mom effectively wife #2. He makes Mom happy but causes her a lot of heartache too. I see him whenever he’s with Mom.
All in all, if you were to ask me which father I am closest to, I’d say none. I have noticed though that I have always been very close to my ex-boyfriend’s fathers and now, my Father-in-Law. The only link I have with Father #1 is bological. He was apparently very good at Math and I suppose that must’ve been where I got my ability to think logically. Father #2 brought me up, fed me and paid for my education. I will be forever grateful to him even though he has hurt me many, many times. I have learnt that it is not personal and that he just has a character of sorts. Father #3 doesn’t pay particular attention to me but I think he is conscious that I am watching his every move as I am protective of my Mother. Through him, I got to travel and sail our own yacht, which was very, very nice. He also pays for all Mom’s medical bills.
I am so grateful that T has a wonderful, WONDERFUL, awesome father.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840