Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day, a day to shower our mothers with love and kindness. Its the day to show them how much we appreciate all they have done, or are still doing for us.

But should we need a mother’s day or father’s day to do this? Has it become a commercial expedience rather than a time to count our blessings for all we’re given by our parents?

I consider myself one of the most fortunate people around. I still have my mother and although now she is 100 years old I am more and more aware my time with her is limited, I intend to enjoy every second in her company I’m given. I regret I live so many miles away from her that I only see her two or three times a year. I regret I’m not close by to help her with odd little things she now finds difficult. But mostly I regret not being able to sit around with her as much as I’d like to continue hearing all those old stories she’s shared with me over the years.

What are you doing this Mother’s Day? Are you fortunate enough to be able to share it with the special lady who brought you up? I hope so. If not, I hope you get to relive some very special memories, and perhaps share them with your own children.

I’m flying south to spend a couple of weeks with my Mum. I doubt we’ll do much but gossip and tell each other stories, but it’ll be great being together. Please celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving your mother the most precious gift you can, your time. If she’s no longer with you, honour her memory by sharing something of her life with those around you.


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