For many, Mother’s Day will only serve to be a sad reminder of how much times have changed in the last few months. The usual brunches, family outings, special dinners and family get together’s will be difﬁcult if not impossible for most.
How can we celebrate mothers, be they our own mothers, mother-in-laws, grandmothers, daughters, daughters-in-law, step mothers, and sisters?
My own mother died when I was in my early twenties. To this day I cannot look at Mother’s Day cards without getting emotional. When I see them in the stores I actually get an ache in my throat, the kind one gets when trying not to cry. However the drawings and cards that I have received from my own children over the years I love and treasure. And yes, I have kept them all. They bring back so many memories.
At this time when many of us are isolated from our families, unable to hug, kiss, or even see our mothers, except from a distance or through FaceTime or Zoom get togethers, I ﬁnd myself remembering the good times with my own children and some of the best memories of my mother.
Being ‘mother’ is not always easy. But at the end of the day the reward is knowing that everything you have given, everything thing you have done, matters. I could spend forever sharing my stories, however, I thought it would be far more interesting to open up the discussion to the Huddol community and suggest that for Mother’s Day we all share a some of our happiest or funniest memories – as many as you want in honour of the mothers in our lives.