This Sunday is Mothers Day in the UK and most of Europe.
Mothering Sunday is a Christian festival celebrated throughout Europe and it falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent. Secularly it became a celebration of motherhood. It is increasingly being called Mother’s Day, although in countries other than the UK and Ireland that holiday has other origins. In the UK it is considered synonymous with Mother’s Day as celebrated in other countries. ( Wikipedia)
I have lots of things to say about mothers, mothering, parenting, kids, families. I am a daughter ( twice!), a mum ( 4 times). But for now I just want to say a Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there. Mothers, Step-Mums,Birth and Adoptive mothers, foster carers, Aunties, Grannies and Nanas, 2 mum families , Mums with Dads and without. Mum friends who keep mums sane, nursery, playgroup and youth club workers, residential care and social workers. We all get bound together by our love for these kids.
Heres a few light-hearted moments to make you smile:
God could not be everywhere
and therefore he made mothers.
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault,
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland
You can’t scare me, I have children – Fridge Magnet in my kitchen
This page is dedicated to two great Mum’s, Mary and Margaret and their grandchildren, my kids,Toby, Jon, Ben and Joe. For Teresa who shares my life, mums, kids and all. For Nick and Marie, Lou and Edd.