PM’s emotional Mother’s Day message
Anthony Albanese has shared a touching message to celebrate Mother’s Day and recognise those who are spending the day without their mums.
In the bittersweet social media post, the Prime Minister also paid tribute to his own mother, Maryanne, who died aged 65 on May 25, 2002.
“Mother’s Day is a special day. Yet for me and many others it’s always a bit difficult,” Mr Albanese wrote, alongside a series of photos of him and his late mum together.
“Mother’s Day was the day my mum went to hospital and never came back.”
Mr Albanese added that every Mother’s Day, he remembered how much his mum sacrificed for him.
“She always gave me unconditional love. And I feel very privileged to have had that. Mums really are special,” he wrote.
“A happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there.”
Mr Albanese shared similar messages on Mother’s Day last year and in 2021, when he was still opposition leader.
He often tells the story of his upbringing in public housing in Sydney’s inner west, explaining he and his mum didn’t have much but he knew how much they loved each other.
Mr Albanese’s mum raised him on her own while receiving a disability pension as she struggled with rheumatoid arthritis that crippled her joints and stopped her from working.
And it was his mother’s influence and their struggle to make ends meet that inspired the man who would become prime minister to get into politics with a promise not to leave anyone behind.