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Mothers Day - What it means to be a mum

Friday, 01 May 2009 21:22

With Mothers Day coming up, I have been thinking lately about what it really means to be a mum.  A few things have come to my attention that I would like to share with you.

Being a mother is the most important thing I will do in my life.  I love being a mum. 

In my book, Doing It with Love!, I talk about how important it is to parent consciously, to trust in your abilities and intuition and to treat our children with respect.

There is no-one else you will know so intimately.  They rock our world - they test us, they push our buttons, they amaze us, they make us want to be better people.  We are their teachers and role models.  So the best thing we can do for our children is to continually grow and develop.

How important being a mother is

The first experience I want to share with you really brings home how important being a mother is.

Shortly after I published my book, I met a lovely man who wanted me to write his book.  He has had a fascinating life - he was in the army, then was a successful entrepreneur, had gone bankrupt and then became a business coach.  He is now doing some great work implementing group life coaching for school children.

He had been thinking of writing his life story for a long time and already had a chapter prepared.  When I read through the draft there was one sentence that hit me like a ton of bricks.  He wrote that when men are killed they scream for their mothers.

To him this was a fact that he had experienced.  I could not get it out of my head.  I had never even thought of it.  But it sure brings home how important being a mother is.

Mothers do give so much, but we also receive so much as well

A little while ago I received an email - one of those feel good ones about being a mother.  It was called "Invisible Mother" and starts off with a woman called Charlotte complaining about being invisible and taken for granted by her family and thinking about whether she was meant for better things.

Then she has dinner with some friends, one of whom has recently returned from a fabulous trip overseas.  She is feeling envious and her life seems so boring compared to that of her friend.  But then the friend hands her a present - a book about the great cathedrals of Europe with an inscription "To Charlotte, with admiration for the greatness of what you are building when no one sees".

It ends with Charlotte changing her perspective and realising that as mothers, we are building great cathedrals.

After reading this email, there was something niggling at me.  Then it came to me - this woman was so focused on all that she was giving that she did not seem to give any thought to all that she received.  Our children give us so much.  They give us so much love and teach us about unconditional love.

I have never had so many kisses and cuddles - I feel like I am washed with love every day.  I have also never laughed so much.

Don't get me wrong, being a mum is hard work and I have done my share of complaining but it is important to recognise all that we receive.  How about all the blissful moments - watching your child sleep, hearing those wonderful words "look at me, mum!" and being one of the most important people in your child's life,

Just today my sister sent me a wonderful quote from Mother Theresa that says it beautifully "It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving".

And what about our Mums

Another lovely man recently said to me that rather than just telling your mother that you love her on Mothers Day, how about telling her something specific that you love.  This got me thinking.  I had never really thought of doing it before.  Another one of those things that seems so obvious but that we rarely do.

I am going to tell my mum that I loved it when I was little and she would sit and put little plaits in my hair and also the beautiful butterfly tops she made for me.  I also used to love watching her getting ready for a dance - I remember her wearing beautiful purple long dresses and she looked so glamorous.  I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world.

Being a mother of adult children certainly has its challenges.  They must laugh at us sometimes when we seem to think we know it all.  Mum and I have had our differences but when it counts I know she is always there for me, if only I would ask.  When we found out that Emma had died, one of the first things we did was to ring mum.

A while ago I gave my mum a Rose Quartz necklace and she loved it.  It felt really nice giving it to her - it was a gift of love from me to her.  Mum is not into crystals or anything like that but she wore it all the time - I was thrilled.  She told me one time she was feeling agitated and then she realised that she had taken her necklace off for a couple of days and that she felt much calmer when she put it back on again.

At the moment, mum is wearing her Green Quartz crystal with the green leather and it looks stunning on her - I still think she is really beautiful.  It feels great that she is wearing my crystals and getting something out of them.

So this Mothers Day I will reflect on how important it really is to be someone's mum and to remember how much I receive every day.

What are you going to tell your mum? 


 

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avatar Mirjana Prsa
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Hi Mary, Mum here...just read your blog and it really got me and I am still wiping my happy tears..I like to hear all that and you still remember when you were little, and I love you so much, love Mum xo
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Hi Mum

Thanks for the message - you are so cool doing a comment on my blog - you made my day.

I love you too.

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avatar Nancy
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Hi Mary,

One of themost beautiful things my Mother ever said to me was when I had my daughter Kimberly. I had just bonded and felt the most purist love that I had ever felt. I said to Mum, " I can't believe how much I love her, it's amazing". Mum looked at me calmly and said. " And it never changes"

It made me truly appreciate and love her even more. I had never really known how strong the love she had for my sister and brothers and myself was, until I experienced bonding with my own child. So to all of "us adult" children, always remember. "It never changes"

So this Mother's day I am going to tell my Mum how much I love her and why . What a great thing to do, thank you Mary for your suggestion. A great Mother's Day gift that we can all give our Mums.
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avatar Mary
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Hi Nancy
Thank you so much for your comment.
I have to admit that I cannot really comprehend that my mum loves me as much as I love Luke. Then my next thought is what a judgmental obnoxious little twat I have been. You have definitely given me something to think about.
Can I be cheeky and ask you to share 1 specific thing you are going to tell your mum?
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avatar Nancy
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Hi Mary,

Would love to share with you.
I want to say to my Mum that I remember when she use to call me "Ducks", it may sound silly but I was the only one she called that to and it made me feel so special. I remember when she yelled at my sister and I ( cannot remember why or what she said) but how when we woke up we had new Barbie outfits that she had stayed up all night to hand knit for us because she felt so sorry. We loved them.
I remember how as an older teenager she let me go and do things with my friends with trust in me. It must have been so hard , I don't know how she did it but she did. And when I left home she didn't cry but let me go with love. I can only know now how hard that must have been and how loving. I only hope I can do so as well.
So happy Mother's day Mary and happy Mother's Day to all.
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avatar Mary
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Hi Nancy
Thanks for sharing that - how beautiful!
Happy Mothers Day to you too. I had a great day - Luke had made me a card at kindy with a leaf that he had painted yellow and orange and there were 4 words written on the leaf that were about me - they were: lovely tall happy funny. It is the best present I have ever been given.
Later he told me that he could have put angry on there but that I am not angry that often.
As mums we make heaps of mistakes, but as Luke reminds me I am young and just learning to be a mum, so it takes the pressure off.
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avatar Sarah Grant
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Hi Mary,
I would like to recommend your book 'Doing it with love". I have recently finished reading it, it was a Mothers Day present. Your book was well written and very easy to read. It made me realise when I read about your experience of loosing Emma, that the obstacles in my life really can't compare with those that other people have been through and had to deal with. Along with my rose quartz crystal this has helped me to stop dwelling on things that have recently upset me, I somehow feel calmer and more relaxed. I intend to reread your book in the near future and I am sure that if reading it could help me, it can help others too, who need a bit more love in their daily lives.
Kind Regards
Sarah
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Hi Sarah
Thank you so much for your comments - I am so thrilled. You have made my day!
Love
Mary
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