For example, we have, or sadly may not have, our own Mother's and Grandmother's with us. We are Mother's ourselves or desperately want to be Mother's. We have our own babes born with us safe, well and happily by our sides. Yet also we have the time of quiet reflection that there are also children born of us that are not with us, and yet shall be remembered forever and not forgotten. Something very close to my own heart. For my little family, it was a very special day, we spent time appreciating how lucky we are to have each other in our lives, and realised just how much as a family we really do love each other. Sometimes life just whizzes by in a mad flurry and you can forget to takethe time out to just stop, and tell people how much you love and care for them.
I was even treated with some lovely gifts from the children, and the best thing about this is not only do I love the little treasures they got me, but shall hopefully be helping others too, as were mostly purchased from second hand shops, so even better that some charities would be having some of my children's hard earned pocket money pennies.
Of course the garden flowers cut especially for me were a delight....
And the lovely cards.
I was so touched by Master Poppins' special writing in his handmade card.
They chose a couple of lovely items of clothing from the second hand shop for me. I love the cute skirt, yes probably look about 12 in it, but really is quite sweet, and is very me.
The white crochet top was only a pound....a pound well spent I think.
They even thought of my love of sewing and bought and wrapped up this 50p remnant of fabric from the Oxfam shop.
Daddy helped with the pocket money funds to buy this shopper bag from the new shop, I adore it and the pretty photographs.
Isn't the little bunny cute too, the husband thought would make a cute spring pin cushion, but I don't know if I can bear to put pins in it.
I had ummed and ahhed over a sweet little miniature oil lamp in the CS, and look what I unwrapped on Mother's Day....