After spending years teaching the primary children at church I have had my fair share of helping little sons and daughters make their Mums wonky gifts and scratch drawings for Mothers Day. It wasn't until I had my own children that I realised the meaning of this special day.
After nursery today Oscar came running up to me and handed me a special yellow-envelope-wrapped gift..."Open it Mum, open it. Its your present!" He was so excited for me to praise his cute little handmade card, magnet and flower he had picked from outside for me. So cute, my heart just melted. This is the first time he has been old enough to make something for me and I now understand how much those wonky gifts and scratchy drawings mean to a Mother.
This Mothers Day I feel honoured to be blessed with the responsibility I have as a Mother, to raise my children and shower them with love and encouragement, building them to be caring, loving, charitable people. Some times this responsibility feels daunting and unachievable, but lucky for me I have a wonderful Mother to who has set a perfect example of Motherhood for me to base my Mothering upon. I love you Mum!