Ever since I was a little girl and my mum always protested “We don’t celebrate mother’s day”…I thought it was one of those things we didn’t do in our family, like owning a TV, or buying a car that wasn’t British. Or paying for food in restaurants without having a full blown fight over who was paying (My Dad of course, and still to this day).
But I now realise it was like so many things to do with my Mum. She just doesn’t want to stand out. To accept compliments. To make a fuss or to have ANYONE do ANYTHING for her. And yet she spends every waking moment thinking about and doing things for others.
Quite simply, my mum is beyond comparison. And I have always known this, since I was little and realised she wasn’t like everyone else’s mum and all my friends were jealous of me. I have tried not to take her for granted, but heavens to betsy, it is a daily battle! When I come home from work and find she has shopped, cooked, gardened, walked the dog, cleaned and been a full time mum to my children. And STILL has energy to counsel me with wise mum words. And stuff money in my purse! I know, I am embarrassed writing this.
And she will be embarrassed reading this and protesting again that it is all rubbish. And having a good cry. But it’s not. And so, Mum for once zip it and don’t try to turn it back on me.
It’s your day and here’s to you Mum. Happy Mother’s day.
Much love x