Another week joining in with the lovely linky, The Ordinary Moments, I wanted to write about a very ordinary day in our lives but yet a special day too, although to some an extraordinary day and to others a very sad day and even to some just another day in the year.
It was mothers day on Sunday and I wanted to share a our day over here. I have been a mum for seven years now. And writing that down seems completely surreal. Firstly it feels surreal because I still feel like I am that 21 year old girl minus a few wrinkles saggy skin and that I now have three kids. But when did that happen!?
And secondly I have a seven year old daughter. I cant believe she is seven already. It is true when they say the days are long but the years are short. Brings a tear to my eye. It goes so fast.
I still feel like me back when I was 21, 19 even yet I’m here ageing, growing older. Its a weird state of affairs this growing older thing and sometimes I like it and other times not so much.
Sunday was lovely. Just to be able to wake up in the morning to my three beautiful children running into my room and spoiling me with their cards and little gifts they had chosen for me. Daniel made me breakfast in bed with a lovely cup of Yorkshire gold tea, my favourite. (Im very easily pleased but tea in bed is my favourite).
Sophia and Archie were very excited to give me their gifts, in fact Archie had been asking me all week if it was mothers day yet! It was very cute. Sophia got me a candle, some soaps, a make up bag that said “you are fabulous” (thank you darling even though mummy feels very un-fabulous most of the time) and some Ferrero rocher’s she knows me very well. She wrote me a beautiful card telling me how lucky she is to have me that she wrote all by herself, it was so very sweet and her little smile said it all. I will definitely be storing that away and keeping it in my memory box. It was very special of her.
Archie got me some chocolates and he made me a pot plant at nursery and a mothers day card. He also bought me a pop up card in the shape of a car saying mums taxi on it… thats my boy! I know he only chose it because he loves cars but very fitting as it said mums taxi on it.
They ran me a lovely morning bath and Sophia and Archie decorated the toilet and shelves for me with my candles and chocolates. They ate most of the chocolates while I had a bath and then after five minutes they both got in with me! Thats exactly why I love them they just cant leave me alone for one minute, but I didn’t mind especially because it was mothers day and they had gone to such a special effort for me. It was lovely.
I know that for some of my friends mothers day is a hard day. But just know that I am thinking of you and what an amazing person you are raising your children without having your mum. You are strong and brave and this day is about you and how you care and love and work so hard for your family. In moments of sadness remember your greatest gift, your kids and draw your happiness from them. I hope that you had a lovely Sunday with your family whether you celebrate mothers day or not.
This year my sisters and I took my mum for afternoon tea on mothers day and it was lovely to spend some time together. The afternoon tea was actually our gift to her for her birthday but we all ended up having full diaries so could only do it on mothers day which actually was quite lovely. Arthur joined us and Daniel took Sophia and Archie swimming.
When I saw them later in the afternoon they couldn’t wait to tell me how much fun they had had with their daddy. It was actually quite lovely how the day worked out so that they had that one on one time with Daniel. I am terrible and very very rarely do anything without my children. I was even going to ask to change the day because I felt so awful to leave them on mothers day, but as always Daniel encouraged me as he always does and I went out and had a lovely time knowing the three of them were having a lovely time together too.
Daniel always has my best interests at heart and for that I love him more then ever. Although it is mothers day I would just like to say a little something about my husband and to recognise the fact that I would not be half the mum I am without his support and love and help and encouragement and everything that he does to help me all of the time. He is one in a million and just having him by my side makes me the luckiest. Thank you to my beautiful little family for making me a mummy and for spoiling me with love and special words on mothers day. I love you dearly with all my heart.