Mother’s day comes twice a year for me. Once when I appreciate all that my Mum has done for me on the British date which is in March, and then again a couple of months later in Australia when I’m the one being acknowledged on Mothering Sunday in May.
I feel very blessed.
I realise that not everyone is lucky enough to still have their Mum alive, and many of you won’t have children either which makes Mothering Sunday a bit of a non-event, but I bet there are many of you out there who find a mother figure who’s now alone without family and make her feel special as a Mum. Because Lifestylers, I know, you’re like that.
History of Mothering Sunday
I didn’t know this but I found out that Mother’s Day can be traced back many centuries. Once upon a time it had connections to the spring celebrations in honor of Rhea, Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greece.
Mothering Sunday dates back to around the 1600s when early Christians in England celebrated a day to honour Mary, Mother of Christ? The holiday was later expanded to include all mothers and celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter)
Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10th, 2015
I live too many thousands of miles away from my Mum in England so Mother’s Day gives me the chance to let her know that she’s appreciated, not only for all the love she’s given over the years but also for her achievements, efforts and understanding. I don’t think many of us really realise what our Mum’s gave up for us until we are Mothers ourselves, do you?
Mother’s Day is on Sunday May 10th 2015 in Australia. If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do this year, here are a few prompts to get you going perhaps?
- Go shopping with your Mum and let her choose something she wants (not needs),or go clothes shopping maybe?
- If you’re living away from her take the time to make a card and include a photo of you and your immediate family.
- Do something with her that will create a lasting memory; book a boat trip on a river, take her on a picnic, whisk her off to a day spa, or have a manicure together.
- Buy her flowers or bake her a cake.
- Organise a family gathering and cook Sunday lunch, breakfast, brunch or dinner. Here’s a lovely Easy Brunch Recipe
- Take her to her favourite restaurant, or go somewhere special for lunch perhaps with a lovely view.
- Call her – pick up the telephone and have a long chat.
- Buy a blank greeting card and write your own poem or message.
- Consider giving her an unusual gift. There are some lovely ideas here : Uncommon Goods
- Take your Mum to the movies to see a girlie movie that will make you both laugh or cry… or hire that movie 🙂
What’s the most special thing you’ve ever done for your Mum on Mother’s Day?
Oh and if you’d like the recipe for the cake, just ask me in the comments and I’ll email it to you. It’s a coffee and walnut (Deluxe!) super easy to make.