I adore this picture. It’s a mother’s love, shining pure and bright for all to see.
My mother and I have had our share of ups and downs over the years although I’m glad to say they’ve mostly been ups. I think she’d agree that my teens were probably the hardest period of all, probably not helped by the fact that we’re actually very alike. It’s only now – as I’m getting older – that I fully realise and understand this.
|“Hi Mum. I want to apologise in advance for
the grey hair I’m going to give you…”
Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs out. No pay, on-call 24/7/365 days a year, no holidays. No instruction booklet available, just work it out yourself, thanks very much. It wasn’t until I had children myself that I truly appreciated everything my mother has done for me, indeed what it actually means to BE a mother. It’s a tough gig with not much to show for it at times.
|Heading home… circa 1966.|
Thanks, Mum. Seriously, THANK YOU. You’ve always been there, my rock, my champion, my fiercest supporter. Whenever I’ve needed a strong female role model, you’ve shown me the way. All things considered, I think we’ve navigated the mother/daughter seas very successfully, don’t you? Love you to the moon and back. Can’t wait to see you in July!!
I’m looking forward to a relaxing Mother’s Day at Chez WSDN tomorrow morning. On the to-do list is a sleep-in, a cup of tea with my Sunday paper (with time to read it) followed by a lazy lunch and a rugby game to watch in the afternoon. Can’t get much better than that.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, dear readers. And big hugs to all the mothers for everything they do. I hope you have a relaxing and joyful day with your families.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? And for those mums, what’s on your present wish list for tomorrow?
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