Celebrating her second Mother’s Day this year, Emily is excited to also be celebrating her daughter’s birthday the day before.
Asking Emily what the day means to her, as a busy working mum of a toddler, she reflected on her experiences as both a mum and a daughter.
“I expect it will change over the years. As a child, it meant creating a handwritten card with glitter and the odd frog mouth. As a mother of a young child, it currently means going on attending to the needs of my little one. I am well informed (by my better half) that my almost two year old has purchased me something that she thinks I need in my day to day life. Last year, she thought I needed a hedge trimmer.”
When asked what becoming a mum meant to her, Emily happily acknowledged that becoming a parent is life-changing.
“It is unexpected and unpredictable and it is by far the best thing I have ever done.”
Speaking with HenderCare Home Care Package client Val, she similarly said, “I couldn’t wait to be a mother and I couldn’t wait to be a great-grandmother. I’ve got children living in different states and I miss them a lot so I’m very lucky my eldest son is coming to visit this Mother’s Day.”
Val incredibly is a grandmother of 9 and a great-grandmother of 7.
When asking her the question, what does Mother’s Day mean to you, she simply stated:
“Mother’s Day means everything to me.”
“I’ve kept cards from my children from when they were little and I am getting some lovely phone calls from my children, grand-children and great-grandchildren this Sunday.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and mother figures, we celebrate you and all that you do today.