What are your thoughts about Mothering Sunday? I think today is one of choice. What you feel you need do. How you want to recognise and remember the important women in your life. With a card, a phone call or a visit? To take time out for a treat or to immerse yourself in family? It’s entirely up to you. But also to be aware, like that any special day, it can be a hard day for people close to you.
Today I am spending a very relaxing day with my family, my husband and my two children. We have spent some time in the garden and a roast dinner is planned for later. I actually did some very simple weeding but it felt good as my background noise was my children having fun on their trampoline. Bliss.
Later I will spend some time just for me. For me, this is taking time to do a face mask, and have a lovely bubble bath .Actually taking the time to apply my favourite body moisturiser. As I have many crazy mornings when finding time to brush teeth and hair is a challenge let alone anything else.
As a Mum, sometimes you can feel like you lose your identity a bit. I have learnt that it is important to be a well balanced as possible. I find balance by taking some time out just for me. It is invaluable as I can take a different perspective and challenge any difficulties in another way. For some women, this is going to work, for others they find solace in exercise, others in chocolate or a cheeky glass of wine!
Motherhood, in fact parenthood, is as rewarding as it is challenging, you can constantly feel like you are making it up as you go along. Just when you think you have found a solution, things change and you need to adapt. It is also a time when you start to have an understanding of what your own mother went through as well. Its very enlightening and thought provoking. Therefore the time to reflect, thank people and being thanked is a joy.
Have a delightful and wonderful day.