Posts tagged “Mothers Day”

 
Age is not a factor here. 
 
If your Mum has died Mother’s Day sucks. Yes I know that is an American phrase but it’s one that I think says it all really succinctly without swearing. 
 
If you are a Mum whose child has died Mother’s Day sucks. 
heart on mothers day when you are bereft
All relationships are unique – so an article like this can only serve as a starting point for you and your unique situation. If you have more than one child, then each of them will have had their own unique relationship with their Mum, reflecting their own unique lives and experiences so it won’t be surprising to find that feelings around this annual event will be different for each of you. 
Therefore, our first suggestion is to talk about Mother’s Day before it happens; have some suggestions on what to do on the day and ask them what they want to do, either by talking about your idea and asking for reactions or letting them go first. Even the very youngest may have strong feelings, be prepared for this. 
Yesterday I popped into the supermarket to get a few essentials and there it was – the massive display of flowers, pot plants & baskets and so on reminding shoppers “Not to forget Mum on Mother’s day.” I was hardly going to forget! Today is the first Mothering Sunday since Mum died last Spring so I’ve probably never been more aware that this weekend is the traditional time to say “thank you”. 
 
My Mum was a very pragmatic woman who didn’t expect to be taken out to lunch on this day “it will be too busy, expensive and service will probably be slow – better to go on a different day” she did have some expectations though – a bunch of daffs and a card and she was happy. 

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