Mother’s Day: A Trip Down Memory Lane
What are you doing for Mother’s day? I’m going to spend quality time with my daughters. They’re all mothers as well. So, it’s only fair that we share the day eating, chatting, laughing, having fun and catching up together.
I’m grateful and feel blessed that I have wonderful memories of my daughters and earlier Mother’s Day. It brings a smile to my lips. As a single mother, it’s not easy when you have little ones to look after. You haven’t got a man to plan Mother’s Day and give you the pampering you deserve. Instead, the day is like any other. You don’t get a chance to relax while they’re making you feel extra special.
I remember being in that place. Although the kids came home from school with potted plants and hand-made cards, it was still tough.
Time has flown by so quickly, though.
It seems like only yesterday they bought my Mother’s Day cards signed with lots and lots of kisses. Or they bought me beautiful bouquets of flowers and gifts to show their appreciation and love for me. As they grew older they cooked for me and I would put my feet up and relax and enjoy the day with them. Other times they took me out for a delicious meal. Now, they have their own children who are also showing them appreciation. Where have the years gone?
I want to urge you to stay strong, keep smiling and enjoy the day as much as you can. I have a gift for you. I’ve put together all my blog posts about mothers and Mother’s Day for you to read and enjoy.
- Mother’s Day inspirational quotes
Did you know that Mother’s Day started back in the 1600s in England? Every year on the 4th Sunday of Lent, the churches celebrated mothers. At the end of the service, children presented gifts such as fruit cakes and flowers to their mums.
Why don’t you do something old-fashioned this year for your mum? Show her how special she is to you. Your actions will speak a million words of love.
Some ideas for a special treat are:
- Make her breakfast in bed
- Give her a special Mother’s Day facial
- Bake her a delicious fruit cake
- Cook her a juicy roast meal
- Buy her a lovely bunch of flowers
My Mother’s Day gift to you are some inspiring quotes. Whether you’re a mum or not, you’re a special woman. I appreciate you and I hope you have a fantastic Mother’s Day. Read more here…
- Ways single mother can enjoy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day if you’re single and raising your child or children alone. Mother’s Day is for celebrating your mother. But what about you? Who is celebrating you? After all, you’re a mother as well. Today is when you’re supposed to pamper and spoil your mother, but who will be pampering you?
If you’ve got big kids, they can give you an unforgettable day. But what if your little ones are babies or toddlers? They can’t do anything for mummy. So, get a babysitter for the day. You need some special me time to focus on yourself. Make your day one to remember. Read more here…
- For your mother
I wrote this post in 2012 so some of the offers are probably not valid anymore. But you can still get some ideas from it for Mother’s Day treats for your mum.
“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Inspirational Quotes on Mother’s Day by: Jewish proverb
Mother’s Day gives you the opportunity to express your love and gratitude to your mum. If she is no longer alive, use the day to reflect on the delightful memories of her. It doesn’t matter how old you are, your Read more here…will always be there for you. In your mother’s home, age doesn’t disqualify you from entering. So, among the busyness of life, take time out on Sunday 18 March, and show your mum how much you love and appreciate her.
- Mothers and their roles
What is it about old-school West Indian mothers and daughters? A lot of them found it hard, if not impossible to dish out the normal facts-of-life to their teenage daughters. I guess it’s because they didn’t get much advice from their mothers when they were growing up. I know that my mum didn’t.
I learnt the hard way as a teenager. It was a case of getting my fingers burnt, so I wouldn’t do it again!
These are the things my mum didn’t tell me about life: Read more here
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~ Tenneva Jordan
Your mother carried you in her womb for nine months or less. If she survived that uncertain period (because some don’t make it) she then endured hours of pain in labour.
She nurtured you
Giving birth was the start of your journey together. Your mother held you, her new treasure, tenderly in her arms. You were helpless and depended totally on her for nurturing.
- She gave you milk when you were hungry.
- Changed your nappy when you were wet.
- Comforted you when you cried.
- Cuddled you when you were afraid.
- Picked you up when you fell over and cut your knees.
- Fed you with medicine and kisses when you were ill.
- Kept you warm and cosy when you were cold.
- Protected you from danger and harm.
She loved you as she cared for you. There’s no more fulfilling love than that between a mother and her newborn baby. Read more here…
I hope you enjoy taking a trip back to memory lane while reading these blog posts. Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you have an amazing day with your children, little ones or grown up ones.
Over to you…
What are you planning for Mother’s Day? Will you be doing anything special? Or do you think mothers should be celebrated all year round? Please share your thoughts with us.