Of course it should be mother's day every day of the year. After all we mothers are never off duty. We never stop thinking about our children, or doing things for them, whether they're 5 or 25 (or even 55). For most of us, Mothering Sunday is a day of appreciation. There will be breakfast in bed, gifts and cards, extra cuddles and kisses. And lots of lots of love.
But it's important to remember those mums for whom today will be like every other day. Perhaps they are separated from their children. Not in contact. Perhaps they gave them up for adoption and do not know where they are.
Maybe their children are no longer living. And today is a day of mourning and sadness.
Some will have children who do not remember Mother's Day .
Some will have children with intellectual disabilities so severe that it's impossible to know if they understand what today means, even though they 'made' pretty Mother's Day cards in school.
To all those mums, I say treat yourself, value yourself, be kind to yourself, and make today the best day that it can be.
If no-one else wishes you Happy Mother's Day, then I will. Because in a small way, I have been that Mum too.
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