Personally, I thank my mother for her unwavaring love & care for myself and my brothers, her sacrifices for us and her absolute total belief in my superpowers!
It also has to be said that as I get older and my own children grow, my admiration for my mother increases exponentially. Who knew a 12 and 16 year old could be so opinionated? Or so right?
So while I poke gentle fun that she does not know the difference between an email client and web browser and gets me to book / buy any of online purchases and update all of her online accounts, there is no doubt that I adore my mum (who looks just like me as you can see in this picture - taken in 2017).
But while Mother's Day is both a celebration and a commemoration of mothers, for some it is also a trauma - those who were taken from, lost or were abused by their mothers. We acknowledge their pain and grief on Mother's Day.
The history of mother’s day is also interesting. Anna Jarvis, the American woman who founded it as a tribute to her own mother Ann, was never a mother and died penniless fighting its commercialistion. The first official observance of Mother's Day is May 10, 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial ceremony to honor her mother and all mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Today the International Mother's Day Shrine,
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Happy Mother's Day
Pictured above, Claire and her mother Libby