Mother's Day .... what does it mean to you?
Mother's Day this year is the 14th March 2021. What does it mean to you. The day when you have a rest and the children bring you flowers and chocolate, and maybe cook the dinner? Or the day to visit your own Mum and spend some time together?
Mother's Day in the UK, is also known as Mothering Sunday and is the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was traditionally the day when children who worked away from home as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their Mother and family.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the Mother of the family, but also as a celebration of motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers, so it is often a time when people also celebrate the love and care they have received from a motherly figure in their lives.
Last year, 2020, was a difficult Mother's Day for many of us. Just into the first lockdown, as we all adjusted to this strange new world we found ourselves in, we couldn't visit our Mother's and our grown up children couldn't visit us. It was the first time since having children, over 30 years ago, that I didn't see at least one of my children. At the time I thought "never mind, I'll see them in a few weeks", but little did we know that we may well be in the same position a year on.
Who knows what this Mother's Day will bring us, but wherever you are and whatever you do, I wish you peace, love, contentment and a Happy Mother's Day x