So here it is, that time of the year we all call mothers day! Where you see frantic men late Saturday evening, scouring Tesco for flowers and chocolates. All the restaurants put on special meals, you get a million emails from moonpig and your Facebook feed is full of gift ideas. But what does mothers day really mean. We have one day a year dedicated to mothers, so say thank you and I love you. But we should be saying this every day. Strip away the cards, meals out and presents. What means more to a mother is a hug and those three magical words that make her heart feel like it will burst.
But mothers day to some can be very hard. Mothers who have lost children, everyone who has lost a mother or grandmother and women who desperately want to be mothers. So lets spare a thought for the women out there who are finding it tough, just a message or a kind word can mean a lot.
We shouldn’t wait until mothering Sunday to make your mum feel spoilt, because life is so fragile and there are so many opportunities for happy memories to be made. This will be my first mothers day as a mum and I intend to love every second of it. But just looking at my daughter every day, makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world.
‘Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign … to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin.’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone