Today is Mother’s Day 🙂 Every year on this day I celebrate what being a mother means to me. I recall favourite memories and enjoy savouring them. I conduct an evaluation of sorts on my performance as a mother over the past year. Things like, I have been as kind as I can, have been a good and trustworthy partner to my kids, am I there for everybody etc etc. Maybe that sounds a strange thing to do? Being my kids’ mum, along with being a partner to Mr Notebook, are both my highest priorities in life. I want to do really well and not slip into complacency. I want to keep growing and learning as a person and this day reinforces what is important to me.
This year, I had an extra three teens who had stayed the previous night. I made a simple breakfast for everybody and I enjoyed listening to their happy banter as we ate. Later in the day, with just us, we watched some Netflix together and one of the kids observed that all my children were together in the same room. Mr Notebook and I shared a smile and I thought to myself, I really am lucky 🙂
I sent my mum a slow cooker/crock pot. I know she doesn’t have one and I’m sure she’ll enjoy it. The post is slow at the moment, so It hasn’t arrived yet. I wish I could be there to see her face when it does. Hopefully we will see each other in the same place one day soon. xo