Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day
I am the organizer in my house. Basically if I don't organize it, it doesn't happen. So with Mother's Day coming up I thought I'd better make plans. We always set aside the afternoon to spend with my Mum, so MY time had to be in the morning. That's always good for me. I'm always up. It's not so easy for teenagers and young adults who think that anything before 10 is ridiculously early.
So from the beginning of the week I started to tell the boys that we'd be going out for breakfast at about 8:30. Josh was probably told the most times because he loves to go out and stay out and it's not unusual for him to crash at a friend's place. Luke got the information enough times to tell me that YES HE KNEW! And Sam - well. somehow I managed to miss telling Sam anything. Luckily the boy is wise enough to know that something is going to happen.
So Mother's Day was spent at my favourite cafe sipping on cappuccinos and eating poached eggs on multigrain, enjoying the crisp sunny morning and trying to recover from the 2 hour run of Saturday morning and the 2 hour walk of Saturday evening.
The afternoon was spent at my Mum's house having a lovely homemade afternoon tea. I know some of you think I'm a great cook but my older sister leaves me totally for dead. She made us the most amazing custard scrolls and we got to eat them straight out of the oven.
Writing on Mum's card got me thinking about what great attributes she has and the life lessons she's taught us. She's taught us that you get so much more from giving than receiving. That you don't have to have all the answers to problems but just listening can help so much. That a Mother's love is endless, tireless and healing.
She also taught us things like how to cook and sew and to believe we can do what ever we put our minds to. I don't think I'd be running a sewing business today without her. She taught me the skills but also made me want to be a stay-at-home Mum for my boys - to be there for them as she was for us.
I can never say it enough. THANKS MUM!