Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day in the UK. The United Kingdom and Ireland celebrate Mother's Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which means that Mother's Day will fall on different dates each year and sometimes even fall in different months (Mother's Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States). My sons gave me beautiful flowers and cards plus these lovely gifts: the soundtrack to the movie, French Kiss (it's one of my favourite movies and I recently said how much I would like to get the soundtrack) and Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day on DVD. The nicest gift for me though is that my eldest son came home from university for Easter break. It's simply wonderful to have both my sons at home. I would like to wish all mothers a very happy Mother's Day. I also wish to offer my deepest sympathy to those who find this day to be difficult because they have lost their mother or a child. The sad news that Jade Goody died early this morning and left behind two very young boys, and the recent tragic death of Natasha Richardson, also leaving behind two young sons, is a poignant reminder of just how fragile life is.

4 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day. I am now afraid that I missed it here in Oz. Google should help...

    Phew, nope same time as in the U.S. That was a close call!

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  2. It sounds like you had a good day and some nice presents!
    I know that for some it can be a difficult, and sad, time as you've pointed out. xx

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  3. Hi Chris. Thanks - and I'm glad you didn't miss it there!

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  4. Indeed I did, Flighty.

    Yes, I think it's worth noting that it can be a very difficult day for some people. I think the reminder of the child or mother they have lost must be like rubbing salt in a wound.

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