It’s that day of the year when our attention fully turns to our mums. We might have our mums in our lives all year, we might know they are there but not really think about them all that much. On the other hand we may be actively involved with our mums every day. Some of us have lost our mums and may be only able to carry her spirit in our heart.
Mothers’ Day at least brings the focus for everyone to the importance of mums, to the things they do, to the way we feel about them. It gives us the opportunity to stop, pause and acknowledge their presence and place in our lives.
Commercial enterprises always jump on board on these occasions so it’s easy to become cynical about the way that we are encouraged to buy things to give our mum. As if giving her presents on Mothers’ Day is the only way to celebrate who she is and what she has done for us.
If we avoid the commercialism and can simply embrace the time, the thoughts that come to us and find a way through all of this to make the day meaningful for our own family we have perhaps truly embraced the intent and real meaning of Mothers’ Day.