Mother’s Day, the one day of the year to especially thank our Mum's and all the important woman in our lives.
Mother’s Day can mean so many different things. It can be a day to look forward to, especially for a new Mum, a day to share, a day to remember, a day to celebrate.
To me it’s always been more than just celebrating my Mum. It’s been about acknowledging all the strong woman out there. Whether they are Mother’s, Grandmothers, Aunts, or important women figures.
At my house, celebrating Mother’s Day looks very similar to many others. My earliest recollections of Mother’s day were waking up early to prepare my Mum breakfast in bed. It was often burnt pancakes and watered down coffee but Mum never said a word and was always delighted with the effort that we had put in. It was usually followed by presents such as ornaments like a trophy that said “best mother” or a chocolate rose. 10 years on from that time, my Mum still has the ornaments placed proudly in her room. Looking back, I laugh at the gifts that we chose, but to my mum they will always be a symbol of our love and the effort we had put in to make the day special.
This Mother’s Day I ask you to reach out and thank all the important woman in your life, whether they are a mother or not. Thank the woman that have mothered, guided, and loved you even though you may not biologically be theirs.
Lastly, a massive happy Mother’s Day to ALL Woman reading this. I hope everyone has a wonderful Day, and find ways to celebrate considering these extra ordinary circumstances.
“A Mother is the person you can always call to see how long chicken lasts in the fridge.”