A MOTHER-OF-FOUR'S heart-wrenching letter to the Examiner is to have her Christmas Wish granted.
Nelsie Cockayne nominated her four sons for a special treat because of the way they have struggled through good times and bad.
Nelsie, 35, of Fanny Moor Crescent, Lowerhouses said: "I love my children dearly and hope they see me as a good mum. I am there for them through good times and bad times and try to do my best for them.
"My children deserve the best because of the life they have had and how they have pulled through."
The proud mum, nominated Mathew, 17, Gareth, 14, Corey, 10, and Jake, five, for a day trip which they had never been able to afford in the past.
A series of difficult relationships resulted in the family moving from Rochdale to Huddersfield five years ago and all are now settled with Nelsie's husband Craig working seven days a week to make ends meet.
Nelsie said: "Craig took me and the boys as a whole package and is brilliant with the boys. He works every hour God sends and we have been happy together for the last five years."
Her second son Gareth has attention deficit disorder and is prone to violent outbursts, but is now settled in a new school in Halifax.
Oldest son Mathew is due to join the Army and the other two boys are now happy and healthy.
Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table, which is granting Christmas Wishes with the Examiner, has organised for the family to visit Leeds Playhouse in the New Year for a pantomime, enjoy a meal at Pizza Hut afterwards and have transport home.
Nelsie added: "We are a proud family and have a nice home.
"After the bills and food, there is no money left.
"They have most things they need, and they never ask for any extras.
"They have never had a family holiday or day trip.
"If this wish was granted it would be a dream come true for me."