Well, it’s nearly here…your first Mother’s Day as a mum! Congratulations.
No doubt your day will follow the same pattern as so many millions of mums around the world. You’ll (hopefully) be allowed a lie-in, with your hubby or partner bringing you your breakfast in bed. (He has to fill the role until your baby is big enough to do so.)
You’ll be treated, no doubt, to a lovely gift – probably something that refers to you as ‘mummy’ or ‘mother’ – and a Mother’s Day card that’s signed by your baby in very dubious writing as daddy attempts to replicate the signature of your three-month-old child!.
In a few years’ time, once your child is old enough, you’ll be treated to a tray brimming with cold tea or coffee, cereal, more milk swishing around the tray than in the bowl and a lovely home-made card to ‘the bestest mummy in the world’.
But you know what? It will be the loveliest meal you’ll ever have, and the card will forever be your most prized possession, kept safely somewhere in your box of memories – and in your heart.
Your first Mother’s Day represents something else though. It’s the first one where you’ll be both receiving AND giving a card.
For years, you’ve been in the role of the ‘giver’, presenting your mum each year with a thoughtfully- chosen card and a gift that you know she’ll just love.
Now, this year, you’re not only a daughter, you’re a mother too.
Becoming a mum gives you a different perspective on life, one in which you go from being the child to being the parent. Mother’s Day makes you ultra aware of that transition and will hopefully make you even more appreciative of how much your own mum brought to your life.
In honour of this very special relationship, we thought this lovely little verse might be the perfect way to remind your mum that, even though you now have a child of your own, you’re still grateful – and proud – of the fact that you’re still her child.