Thoughts Around Mothers Day by Sue Whiteman

Sue Whiteman

This is the view from my bedroom window; there are daffodils everywhere, a glorious sight first thing in the morning as the clocks “spring forward” and the evenings become lighter. The starlings are back nesting in the roof a second time and I have a very tame robin that follows me around the garden looking for food.  I love this time of the year after a long hard winter it’s a pleasure to be out enjoying the sunshine.

This month March is also about Mother’s Day, a celebration of what makes a mother special.  Sons and daughters will be asking their mothers how they would like to be spoilt, it’s a perfect time to surprise your loved ones and make them smile, maybe breakfast in bed with smoked salmon and a nice glass of something sparkling like a Prosecco.  If she says she doesn’t want anything and won’t drop any hints, you could give a book as a keepsake, one with lovely quotes about what your mother means to you.  Photos of the family are great to have around the house, these days you can down load an app that makes a collage of the family’s faces.  A homemade card would be appreciated and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

Mum’s everywhere do their best and make sacrifices for their family’s wellbeing, so don’t take any notice about trying to be a super mum or of not doing what the books say, you deserve every day to be kind to yourselves, not for just one day.

My mother is sadly no longer with me, but I will be buying her favourite flowers and light a candle in her memory.