Mother’s Day could be seen as a commercial day for gifting. A chance for Hallmark to shine. But it is an important day to reflect on the significant role our maternal mentors play and to shed a little hope that the world could be happier, if only there were more mothers.
I recently asked my Mum what it means to be a Mother. Here is the little note she sent me…
‘Motherhood is indeed one of life’s greatest experiences. We have heard it said many times, “Once a mother, always a mother”. Children have a way of gifting all the range of emotions which affect mothers deeply, and the role is not for the faint hearted. Motherhood will see to all the trials and tribulations of babies, toddlers, school children and teenagers, delivering much happiness and joy but so often tinged with sadness and heartbreak. Mothers would never swap their children for all the money in the world and would defend them to the very last.’