This Sunday in the UK, families everywhere will be honouring Mum on what we call Mothering Sunday. When I lived in America, I lost track of when this special day occurred, since Mother’s Day, as it is called there, is observed in May.
For many years, my mother had two special days, receiving a card and flowers in March from my brother in England and the same again from me from California, in May.
Today, she has a blog post made especially for her.
She will smile at these photos because of the many, wonderful memories we share of our holidays spent together on the Norfolk Broads.
Family life is evident everywhere on the meres and rivers of the Norfolk Broads; Mum loves to watch mother ducks with their sweet babies paddle by…
She remembers with great fondness happy family holidays sailing on the Broads as far back as the 1940s as a little girl with her parents and brother, and then, in the 60s and 70s, with her own children, me and my brother.
The sight of a windmill never fails to delight her.
What I think of is all the fun we’ve had these many years and all we can now laugh about, including her frustration when trying to teach me, as a leftie, to tie shoe laces.
Mum reads my blog, even comments from time to time, but more often she will send me a text or an email saying how much she enjoyed a particular post and encouraging me to keep writing, all the time.
She has always been there for both her children no matter what, and she is dearly loved by both me and my brother and her six grandsons and one and only granddaughter.
For almost 20 years, we lived on different sides of the world, she in England, me in California. I cried every time we said goodbye after our visits, but we always had such wonderful times together when we did visit. And of course, I had my own precious children to love and cherish, heaven-sent gifts, one and all.
Thank you Mum, you’re the best!
Today I am tagging Marty at mvschulze for the B&W 5 Day Photo Challenge. His blog is packed full of reminiscent American road trips and cruises, wonderful photos illustrating them all.
For the Tell 5 Secrets Blog Hop, I’m tagging Sarah of Sarah Potter Writes. Maybe she could write her secrets into one of her brilliant short flash fiction stories? I know she will entertain us in her wonderfully unique and creative fashion however she decides to take up this challenge!
Thank you so much for joining me for these challenges this week, I really appreciate all your wonderful comments. I won’t lie, it’s been a challenge for me to keep these posts up everyday, but it’s a lot of fun. The last post in this series will be next week.
Meanwhile, I wish you all a wonderful weekend and to all you mums,
I wish you a very happy Mothering Sunday!