Happy Mother’s Day
Sunday 11th May 2014 and its Mother’s day here in Australia! So “happy mother’s day, mother duck” (an affectionate term I call Mum on a regular basis). “I hope you have a wonderful day. I’m glad my card arrived safe and sound.”
To all other Mum’s out there, and Dad’s doing the dual role of mother and father, I wish you a heart-warming Mother’s day as well!!
Mum’s have such an important role! I can’t even begin to imagine! I don’t have kids. However many of you do and obviously today is a beautiful day to sit and reflect and bond with your children, whether they are grown up, toddlers or adolescents.
For those of you who have lost children, or lost mothers, today is still a beautiful day to celebrate the love, knowledge, wisdom and lessons passed on from your dearly departed. Love is never broken regardless of how far apart in kilometres you may be or even through death. Love carries on. I encourage you to remember all the wonderful and good things, and celebrate the time you shared.
I’d like to share some things I’ve learned from my own mother:
• Kindness is best
• Patience is a virtue
• Silence can be golden
• If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all
• Quiet strength
• Looking for the positive angle
What’s amazing though is it’s only been in the past few years that I’ve begun to look at Mum with fresh eyes and seen that although she is a meek and mild woman, she has a strength that far outweighs my fathers. He can rant and rave and curse and carry on, but that stems from fear. Mum on the other hand is a quiet person and is as steady as a rock. Pure strength I’m starting to realise. I totally believe Dad would have crumbled without her support and solid foundation.
Mum has held our family together through some very rough periods. At one time she was working 2 or 3 jobs to keep finances coming in, whilst Dad owned a failing business, draining our finances away to nothing. Mum kept at it, juggling her jobs. I don’t know if she was ever thanked for it, at the time by anyone, so I’m saying it now and very publicly. “Thank you Mum, for providing for us.”
There are lots of different scenarios and situations I could share; however the purpose of this small blog is to encourage everyone to find something positive about their Mum’s. I know not everyone has a wonderful relationship with their children/mothers, and that is life. Nevertheless I believe if you dig deeply enough, there are still marvellous ‘lessons’ that you can find to be grateful for, regardless of the fact you may not get along.
All mother’s and child relationships have a purpose. Some may be pleasant and beautiful and glorious, where as other lessons may be hash and unpleasant. There is always, always a bigger picture involved! So please look for the purpose and lesson, and evolve from it.
Happy Mother’s day again to all the beautiful women (and men) doing the amazingly difficult, challenging and yet rewarding and loving role of being a parent.
Love, light and harmony.
(Tarot and Reiki Master/Teacher)
Copy Right 2014