Happy Mothers Day.
I’m not always one to celebrate specific days with presents or flowers. I like to think any day can be Mothers Day. When you see a special top in your mother’s size in that perfect purple colour that she loves AND it’s on special, then grab it. When you cook a delicious lamb and rosemary casserole from one of her recipes, remember to ring and tell her about it. When you see an article she might like in a magazine, snip it out and send it to her.
Thoughtful gifts are welcome any time throughout the year. Phone calls and letters are always special and, if you live close by, then the best gift you can give your Mum is some precious time.
I wonder if my mother breathes a sigh of relief on mother’s day when she remembers that her children are all grown up and she won’t have to endure soggy vegemite toast squares and a lukewarm cup of tea in a chipped mug for breakfast. I think she’ll have herself a very civilised breakfast before spending precious time with her youngest daughter (a mother herself), probably enjoying some roast pork and crackling. I will be with them in spirit.
To all mothers…whatever you do, wherever you are…Happy Mothers Day.