Monday, 16 March 2015

Mothering Sunday - Something to Consider!

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday; a day in which we appreciate the things our mums have done for us. Mothering Sunday, in my opinion, is not just a day to think about our biological mothers, but also those who have been a mother figure to us, this could include godmothers, aunties, grandmothers, or any other female role model who has played an important part in our lives.


I regularly attend church, and yesterday was no different, however it really annoyed me when the service started that there was no mention of anyone other than a biological mother playing a role in a persons life. There are many people who do not feel that they have the mother role model, or it has been taken over by someone other than their mother; I am very fortunate that I have a very kind and caring biological mother, the bond between us has certainly grown since I had Ruby and Lottie, I have developed a new appreciation for all my mother has done and continues to do for me, thank you mummy!

I am also incredibly grateful to have a godmother who helps guide and nurture me within my faith, as well as several other female role models who I am able to look to for guidance and support when it is needed.

Whilst sitting in church yesterday I couldnt help but think of all the people who find Mothering Sunday difficult, those people who dont have a relationship with their mother, those who have been adopted, women who have been unable to have children or those mothers who have sadly lost children to name a few. Mothering Sunday isn't simply just about mums, its far wider than this.

My Mothering Sunday cards from Ruby and Lottie

This year was my 6th Mothering Sunday since I became a mum, and if I am honest I still sometimes forget I am someones mummy, let alone how blessed I am to have not one but two daughters. I love my girls to bits and this is what drives me to be the best mummy I can be! Although I still think I have an awful lot still to learn!

5 comments:

  1. I didn't get to church yesterday - had 3 of the grandchildren to look after, but ours usually recognises all you have said & is also sensitive to those who've been bereaved

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