Friday, March 24, 2006

A Little Whine With That, My Dear?

This weekend it's Mother's Day.

Limp posies given by a child
Spilt coffee on a tray
All with love so meek and mild
For a darling mother

Bursting giggles behind the door
Rustling paper surprise
Children with so much and more
For a loving mother

Remember the selfless love
No matter night or day
Inspiration from above
Instilled in a mother

This was a poem in our local rag to celebrate Mothering Sunday. Isn't it adorable?

I have sent my Mother a card. I have posted her a gift which I know she will love - because she asked for it ages ago and doesn't know she's getting it.

I hate Mothering Sunday for selfish reasons. I hate Mothering Sunday because there are no children to tell me how much they love me being their mum, to bring me a sloppy breakfast, to make me cards and pick me posies.

And there never will be.

I know there are a lot of Mommy Bloggers out there, I have many on my own blog roll.
To them I wish a sparkling Mother's Day full of love and laughter, sweet smelling flowers and cards that say what hearts can't.

I have been involved with five families now. The first ones are now in their 20s and 30s. The current ones are my Aginothlings, 5 and under. They have all loved me in a special way, but not as a child loves a mother. They have all painted pictures for me, hugged me and cuddled with me, but sooner or later I hand them back to their real mother.

Mother's Day? Nothing to celebrate here........


Flower art (c) David Rudd


Juggling Mother said...

You're better than a mother any day - they will never feel as let down by you as I do by my mother. You will continue to be there for them as they grow older and know that I can't possibly understand! You will see them at every stage of development, yet still keep every stage current by bringing up another generation.

Mother's day at CQ's is full of happy memories and pleasant thoughts, sent to you from across the world and with true love, not duty. You are & have been one of the most influential people in so many children's lives. Mothers day is not just for biological mothers, but for all mother figures - and you definitely count.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

gI wish you a Good Nother's Day CQ because you are a wonderful mother to lots af children and to a lot of adults, too! I know it's not what you are talking about and I'm sorry that there are no children to be sending you the cards you would so richly deserve. But...but....No, I won't do that to you, my dear CQ. Just know that there are lots of us out here in the blogesphere that appreciate your very wonderful mothering qualities and that's where my Good Wishes are coming from, my dear...from my heart to yours.

Tara said...

Having read how you are involved with so many other Children, I wish a very Happy Mothers Day to my blogsistah.

I know what it's like not to get a Card. My three children are in the UK and I miss them terribly. My ex wouldn't even think of buying a card and getting them to sign it for me and then post it, even though he has my address.

I don't even think they know me anymore. :(

Viamarie said...

Hi there! Michele sent me today.

Btw, Mother's Day in my country is celebrated in May.

~Ivy said...

Hi! Michele sent me..
Mothers day here is May 14th.. I always hate it. Mainly because my husband refuses to admit that being a mother is alot more than what he thinks it is.

I wish you a happy mothers day even though you do not have children. Because I imagine you've touched many peoples lives in one way or another..


No matter what, they be yours or not, they still love you as a child loves a real mother. What is important is the love you have given and shown them.
Anyway, Happy Mother's Day!
Here in our country, mother's day is celebrated in May.

Tara said...

Yep, it's celebrated here in May too, makes it difficult to send a Card to my Mother in the UK, cuz the cards aren't even on Sale here yet!

craziequeen said...

Dawnie, Dawnie - you have so many skills.....make one :-)


mar said...

Oh, don't be sad, cq. You've saved yourself many heartaches and worries...Happy Mother's Day! I don't even remember when it is in Spain because it is NOT like in the US on May 14 this year. I don't like this celebration (really!). So happy you dropped by my blog :¬)

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