Mothers are the rock of the family, the glue gelling us all together. They take everyone else’s responsibilities on, juggling every thought, every plan and every issue to keep the family stable. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved and this really is the case when sharing anything weighing on your mind with your mum.
This year it’s the little things that count
Mother’s Day may look a little different this year. Usually, we might celebrate by spending the day with them, cooking the dinner and doing a few extra chores to show our appreciation. As we’ve been tied down by restrictions for almost a year now, we’ve learnt that it’s the small things that really matter. Focus on cherishing those meaningful relationships and attend to those who matter most to you.
We probably don’t tell our mothers enough how grateful we are for them, but on this special day dedicated to them, show you care with a gift you may have had to think a little harder for. Shopping will be more restricted this year with the shops shut but remember, it’s the thought that counts! Get creative this year by making something special (whether its big or small) or cook dinner over face time and enjoy your creations together at a distance. Looking for a last minute gift idea? Check out our Eye Contour Perfecting Essence or our Instant Radiance Boosting Essence, because caring for the skin is like caring for the soul.
As we may be unable to see our mothers, to lift spirits we found touching memories, here are some of our favourite stories…
My little St. Nick
My six-year-old son, Nicholas, sat in the grocery cart as I perused the canned vegetables. “How about this one, Mommy?” he asked, and handed me a can of asparagus. “I love asparagus!” I told him. “Asparagus is my favorite vegetable, but it’s just too expensive.” I put the can back on the shelf. Three months later, I opened a crudely wrapped present from under the Christmas tree. It was a can of asparagus. Nicholas beamed in delight as he explained how he had saved his pennies to buy me the best Christmas gift I’d ever received. —Submitted by Brenda Bokor Wismer, Pinedale, Wyoming.
My favourite barista
One morning, I jokingly told my husband he dropped the ball because he didn’t make me coffee and I was having trouble getting motivated to start the day. My five-year-old son overheard me and asked me to explain what “dropped the ball” meant. A few minutes later, he came into our bedroom holding an overflowing coffee mug with a dishcloth underneath it to catch the drips. He said to my husband, “You dropped the ball, but I picked the ball up,” and he handed me the worst tasting, most watered down, but sweetest cup of coffee ever. —Submitted by Jennifer Stockberger, Mount Vernon, Ohio. These 18 mom-invented products are pure genius.
No boys allowed!
Upon attempting to prepare my 7-year-old daughter for a new baby in a few months, she repeatedly stated, “No boys in our house!” After several months the BIG day arrived. My daughter came into the hospital room and I told her the baby was a boy and asked her, “what are we gonna do?” She placed both her hands on her hips and without missing a beat said, “well I guess we’ll have to love the little thing!” —Submitted by Karen Dugger, West Plains, Missouri.
Click here for more heart-warming, emotional and funny stories, share your most relatable ones with your mum, children or someone special to you to show you’re thinking of them.
We thought we would share our favourite poem that expresses a mother’s love so simply…
"A Mother's Love,"
Helen Steiner Rice
A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may,
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away,
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking,
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems,
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation,
A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.
Poems are a unique way of those expressing those personal thoughts and feelings straight from the heart. Click here for more, choose your favourite to send to her for the perfect sentimental gift to celebrate your relationship.
Mother’s day is a day full of happiness and love but we must respect each other’s losses, as for many this may be a day of grieving. We must acknowledge that today is different for everyone, so as you celebrate this mother’s day, be considerate of those around you.
Want to discover more ways you can support women during these tough times? Check out our International Women’s Day: How can COVID-19 help us celebrate women? Journal post to dive deeper and get inspired.
Author - Lily Scales