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!


  1. Congrats on being a Great-Aunt :)

    Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate...Happy Mother's Day Char!

  2. This is sweet Char. This sounds heavenly: "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.."

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day! And I know what you mean about being the one to plan everything - it's the same here, they all look to me to decide what we are going to do, when, how, etc...
    My boys and husband made lunch and they all took over the kitchen cleaning duites - for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

  4. Sounds like a great Mother's Day. Going out for breakfast is one of my favourite ways to celebrate, and that afternnon tea doesn't sound bad either!

  5. Glad to hear you had a good day. Mothers are very special.

    Chris K is very keen to get the running flag. He asked me to tell you that. The choice is 100% yours but if you don’t know where to send it, Chris will be happy if you pick him. Enjoy your week!

  6. Chris was on the top of my list cause he put his hand up first and his hand was up highest.

  7. Beautiful photo! Glad you and your family had a great Mother's Day!
    Have a nice week!

  8. Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like a lovely day - glad you enjoyed!

  9. What a nice reflection, you are very blessed to have such a wonderful too! I don't think I take as much time to appreciate her as I should!
    Thanks for this great reminder!

  10. Aw so cute. :)
    Afternoon tea sounds great!


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