Every year for Mothers day for the past four years I have written a post about my Mothers Day, thats every year since I first started my blog! I love that I have done that and reading through a few of them brings tears to my eyes.
This Mothers Day was so special for me just like each year. I woke up to my three children just like I did last year but this year it just seems a little more different. Arthur is fully integrated into our little family he waddles around he chats, he likes to lay in our bed in the morning snuggled up to his dad and I and we love it just as much too. It’s such a special time those morning cuddles.
Mothers Day this year I woke up to three very cheerful children the bigger two Sophia and Archie straight to my bed with their cards they had made me at school. Sophia’s one laminated which is such a lovely keepsake for me. This year as she did the last two years wrote me a really heartfelt letter. She has grown up a lot this year after having her baby brother Arthur join us she seems even bigger to me now. We recently went on a mummy daughter date and I didn’t realise what a huge positive impact it would have on her. She wrote all about it in her card how she loved our alone time and how she enjoyed it just being the two of us. I had tears prick in my eyes. She now can articulate exactly what she appreciates and what she is grateful for and its a huge thing at such a young age to be able to lay out your feelings and say hey this is what I love about us and our relationship. I was really so grateful for her beautiful words and cards. My heart was really touched by her.
Archie this year as every year was so excited to hand me his very own card that he wrote and made all by himself at school. He is learning to write and to read at school now so he is very proud of his own efforts and he is doing amazingly. He wrote all on his own: ‘from Archie’ at the bottom of his card and painted flowers at the front of the card for me. He is such a loving little boy and I feel so lucky to call him my son. He is always running for cuddles and telling me: ‘I love you so much mummy’
They make me so proud and their homemade cards mean the absolute world to me. That they want to take the time out and write to me on Mothers Day is so heart warming for me. I love them so much.
Arthur spoiled me with loads of cuddles and love all through the day and as a special treat the husband and all of them took me out to the Zoo and for a Mothers Day Pizza Express. I even had a Prosecco. So all round I felt like a very loved and appreciated mummy on Mothers Day.
You really don’t need oodles of gifts or alone time on Mothers Day. For me I get me time when I ask for it and I can treat myself to the things I need when I need them. But TIME, with our children we wont ever get back. The older I get the more I realise this. I have always known it to be true but I consciously make the effort more each year to give TIME. To be there, enjoy our time and indulge in the simple gifts that life offers me.
On this Mothers Day I am so grateful for this gift of Motherhood.