4 March 2013, by Violet Lim
Growing up as an only child with extremely loving parents, I have always yearned to settle down and start a family of my own. When I was a young girl, I set a target for myself – to get married by the age of 26, and to have my first child by 28. Dreams do come true! I am glad to say that I have been extremely blessed as I met my soul mate, Jamie when I was 20 years old at university and 5 years later, we tied the knot.
Even though Jamie and I were busy with our newly launched dating business – Lunch Actually, we knew that we wanted to start a family as soon as possible as Jamie loves kids and I wanted to be a young and energetic mum. Just 5 months after our wedding, we were overjoyed to find out that I am pregnant with our son, Corum. Less than 3 years later, our lil’ princess, Cara came along. Our children have brought much joy and laughter to our lives. It is extremely rewarding to learn with them, to grow up with them.
Parenthood is fulfilling but it is not always a bed of roses. And, there are definitely times that I wonder if I can juggle the different roles I play – wife, mother, daughter, entrepreneur, social activist!
As my story unfolds, join me. Walk with me on this journey.