Being a motherless mother is truly a wonderful experience.
Up until just over thirteen years ago I never celebrated mothers day because my mother passed away when I was just seven. It was always a bit of a strange feeling growing up knowing that my friends were having a lovely day with their mothers and I was very lonely for mine.
Fast forward to 2001 and my little baby girl was born which meant I was somebody’s mother and therefore felt I could really celebrate mothers day. I love being a mother and right from my very first mothers day, I made sure my husband made a big deal over mothers day, but not for the reason you might think! It wasn’t because I needed the attention, what I really needed was for mothers day to be all about my daughter feeling she had a mothers love worth celebrating, to feel the joy and excitement of planning and “cooking” breakfast in bed for me and presenting the “beautiful and very useful” present she bought for me at her school mothers day shop (oh lordy)!
I wanted her to experience what I never had and it is not about material things either. When you have lost your mother, the only thing you really want, is for her to be with you so you can speak to her, touch her and feel her love.
To have that now with my own daughter is truly a miracle worth celebrating.
This is what I wore to a Mothers Day Luncheon I attended in support of young girls in East Timor .
Shirt is from Feathers (you can buy it here)
Cape is from Metalicus (you can buy it here)
Pants are from Witchery last season
Sunglasses from Mui Mui
My fellow mothers and gorgeous girlfriends Barb, Claire and Anna. xxx
I hope you had a loving mothers day.