Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Here in the UK, today is Mother's Day.

I have noted over the years I have been a mother, that Mother's Day always falls on the Sunday of the weekend that the clocks go back an hour. Why is that? Are we not exhausted enough?

Anyway, I don't personally expect anything special. Maybe a chance to relax, watch films with the kids (would be ace), and just enjoy their company. I am very lucky to be a mother, and every day I am treated wonderfully by the two children who are at home with me.

The other morning, my youngest told me, unprompted, that I was the best mum in the world. She is always saying nice things to people. The first time she meets someone, she will always find something nice to say about them. When returning from school with her big brother and a friend of his, when his friend also said bye to her, she said that the friend was very kind.

My boy is just as wonderful. If I am stressed out, he will get the candles on. He may not say he loves me often, or that I am a great mum, but he shows me in the little things he does.

My children are very lovely. I will have a wonderful Mother's Day, simply because I am their mum.

I am also a mum of angels. I know there are many mums out there who do not get to hold their child. Or maybe they are one child missing. That is a pain that is indescribable. The what ifs, and if onlys. But those women still see themselves as mothers. It is possible to love a child no longer living. I remember my first born, who died at 20 weeks, most days. I look at my children who are here with me, and I am as grateful for them as I am for her.

So, no matter what kind of mother you are, Happy Mother's Day. Go put your feet up. You deserve it.


  1. Hello Ingrid, your children sound lovely...I can identify with not getting time to relax. When mine were young, it was just another day. Nothing special, and made worse if I wanted to go anywhere by the extra traffic travelling around. Can't say I noticed Mother's Day falling at the same time as clocks going forward.

    This is going to sound like I've got out of the wrong side of bed, BUT...

    I personally don't like Mother's Day very much. I dislike the hype that surrounds it, the way a lot of money is made on flowers, chocolates, meals etc And how it seems to be getting worse. It's sickening how everything has become so commercialised! I don't know why we don't all make a stand and celebrate it on a different day when the prices have returned to normal, and you can get in the restaurants without having to pay an extra fiver a head! People I urge you, go out in a week or a month later and you'll find it cheaper, and less crowded.

    But more than that, I hate it for those who have lost their mum, the people who wanted children but haven't become mums, or those mums who have lost children . We all know someone, and when I'm given gifts by my own children I think about them today, and send a silent prayer for them.

    Apologies for this very grumpy comment, but honestly, if you're lucky enough to have a mum, treat her on another day, you don't need the excuse of Mother's Day do you?

    1. Completely agree. In church this morning, the minister pointed out that mother's day is on the Sunday it is, because it is 9 months before Christmas!

      But yes, like Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Father's Day (need I go on?), it is all about the money, money, money! I have had some beautiful gifts from my children this morning, but the greatest gift is them :) We aren't going anywhere for a meal. All in all, it is a normal Sunday. I will be thinking of my Mother in Law (to be) as this is her first Mother's Day without her mum.

  2. That is such a nice trait - the first time she meets someone, she will always find something nice to say about them.

    1. Completely agree. She has always been a smiley, happy girl. We hope she will be like this forever, because there aren't many like her.


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