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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mothers Day .. To Celebrate .. But of Course.

Sunday, 30th March, and here in the UK it’s Mothering Sunday. For many weeks the shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc had been advertising the fact, and encouraging us to spend our money…buy our cards and gifts, book a table at the local restaurant. Of course all need to make a living, but honestly hasn’t this Mothers Day Celebration become a little too commercial?
From various pieces on the ‘internet’ news I believe it’s been International Woman’s Day recently. This seemed to cause various discussion, some disagreement - I didn’t pay too much attention to it. Was this good or bad? I’m not sure but for me the day came and went and I got on with ‘life’.
To me …  Yes, it is nice to celebrate Mother’s, Mums, Mummies - Day whatever you wish to call your Mother. But do we need a special day? Surely every day should be special ?
You then have women that aren’t Mothers. A few years ago an acquaintance  got quite cross about the fact we were having a family get-together and wouldn’t be seeing her on this particular Sunday. Was this our fault? Were we being thoughtless? You can see both sides of the question. How could one day to mark a special person cause dismay? 
I love receiving cards from my children, and yes it is nice to receive gifts but this is not compulsory. A Mothers Love should be given freely and unconditionally. The love and respect between family members should also be given freely and unconditionally. Some families have a better relationship than others - sad but true.
I looked up ‘Mother’s Day’ on Wiki. a good and helpful ‘friend‘. Here is a little insight into Mothers Day, just a few words from the article but quite interesting….

“Mother's Day is a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, ……. It complements Fathers Day, a similar celebration honouring fathers.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day…..”
The article continues so if you wish to read more please do here -'s_Day
For me ‘Mothers Day’ is commercialised…Yes everyone has to make a living but a Mothers Love is unconditional. As Mother’s we may like to be perfect, we may wish we were ’Superwoman’ but in reality we do fall short sometimes, we shouldn’t feel guilt as many do. As human beings we may make mistakes, the important thing is to tell our children we love them, and we do our very best to support and be there for them.
You and your family may well sit down and get together today or at least sometime over the weekend  .. It may have been easier to get together on the Saturday, perhaps with other pressures a ‘Happy Mothers Day’ phone call may be received…..
For some they may not be so fortunate………

‘Another Mother's Day is here,
Bringing joy and pleasures new,
On this special day, Mother dear,
I want to remember you’

Happy Mothers Day to All … and thanks to my boys, and the little'uns, I love you.
All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Lovely flowers Jan. I had a nice pot plant.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Sue ...hope you enjoyed your day.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

My card and flowers look very cheerful this morning. It is nice to receive them.


Lowcarb team member said...


I think this coming Sunday 11th May is Mothers Day in the US, and possibly other countries too, so if you are celebrating I wish Mothers Everywhere a Happy Mothering Sunday

All the best Jan