As usual, I had a beautiful Mothers’ Day celebrating being a mother to the most precious boy I could ever dream of giving birth to. I just awe in the whole title of being called, in our house, ‘Mumma’. It’s got tobe the most precious thing anyone can be called and I feel so privileged and blessed to be one.
Mothers Day also brings up feelings of sadness for me too as I remember my own mum and how very much I still miss her, even after 15 years of her not being on this earth. Being a parent makes me, even more, appreciate my mum and what a beautiful, gentle, nurturing and empathetic human being she was and how very much I’d like to be more like her. I also ponder, on this day each year, how things would be if Lewi could have known her and spent time with her. He certainly would’ve loved her and of course her, him. It was not to be.
Normally we would spend the time with my family – JoAnne and the girls, but they wanted to do something down in Eden and I really wanted to go to the Tanja gardens so we spent the time separately this year. Actually it was really special just sharing Mothers Day with Lewi – really special.
Lewi bought me a Mothers Love rose (which I’ve wanted for sometime now) and some chocolates. He has been so excited about Mothers Day and making it a special day for me. As soon as I awoke he was ready with a big cuddle and a ‘Happy Mothers Day, Mumma’. He wanted to help me all day and kept asking what he could do for me. We made a lovely special breakfast of croissants, fruit, juice and a cup of tea together and then we traipsed off, in the chilly drizzle, to two open gardens.
One was a very newly started one of a labrynth hedge. It was fun to walk the entire thing and then back again. The effect will be wonderful once the hedges are more established. I have wanted to do a min-maze in our own garden for awhile now so it was inspiring to get some ideas from this garden.
The second garden was a more established one. It was nice but probably not the best time of year to visit it – looked like a spring garden to me. We had a lovely picnic lunch there and a wander through.
I got to have some nice quiet relaxing time at home by the fire, sipping lots of cups of tea and enjoying the gorgeous cooler weather. Lewi was disappointed for me that the day was coming to a close but I reassured him that every day was Mothers Day to me, with him in my life. His little face beamed. He’s such a precious, precious little boy. He has a heart of gold, particularly towards me and I feel so utterly and entirely blessed.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mums, everywhere!