Mother’s Day takes place this weekend and is a celebration to pay tribute to all mothers or those who play a mothering role. Also, to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.
It’s celebrated around the world, but at different times of the year. In the US, Mother’s Day is in May for example.
Normally Mother’s Day celebrations could mean Sunday lunch at a local pub or restaurant, or a special home cooked meal. It also means a day out somewhere, and obviously cards and flowers, or other presents. This year, while we are all in lockdown, you still need to help your mother feel special, and loved.
For me this was a year to actually ask my own mum Yvette what she felt about Mother’s Day – having children with severe allergies, she faced more challenges and worries than most.
It’s only as you get older that you reflect on that and consider how lucky you are to have had such a caring parent.
What does Mother’s Day mean to you Mum?
Mother’s Day has mixed feelings for me as I lost my mother, your grandmother, who was my best friend too. It reminds me of this special day when we used to spend it together but it is also a day I look forward to as I get to see all my three children at the same time. I feel my children are very lucky to be here especially with some of them suffering from acute allergies.
What challenges have you faced as a mother?
When I had my first child (you!) I was always on tender hooks as she suffered from severe allergies to a lot of things and had to have an Epi-pen. The other two children also had Epi-pens and each day was a challenge as they mingled in the world not knowing when they might end up with an anaphylactic episode. I feel blessed that they are alive and that there is more awareness in the world now catering for these vulnerable people.
I think Mother’s Day should be special as most mothers do everything possible for their family. It’s one day in the year to appreciate all the stress and worries your mother has been through and will always go through until the very end. Afterall you will always be her child she in turn will always be your mother.
I ask you to consider how to make your mum feel special this weekend, given that for some of us, we still cannot even see or spend time with our mothers.
Perhaps you’ve sent her flowers, or a special meal on delivery, or a gift of some kind – perhaps even some products from my company Creative Nature (you can find us here – https://www.creativenaturesuperfoods.co.uk_
Maybe you will just pick up the phone or FaceTime or connect via Alexa. I urge you all to do what you can to let your Mum know how special she is – or how special that person is who plays a mothering role in your life.
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