“Like many people, I spent my teenage years arguing with my mum. I would constantly argue back and thought I was ‘adult’ enough to say my piece, ‘how dare she tell me what to do, I am NOT a child!’ Was definitely one of my favourites!
I regret every single day that I ever took my mother for granted, answered her back, or complained when I didn’t get what I wanted.
“Reasons why I love Mummy Finks…
1. I cause her so much pain through purely living – driving, going out, being alive in a big scary world, being hurt or upset, making my own (terrible) decisions- yet she will drop anything to hear about my day and listen to what babble I have to say at anytime.
2. She knows she drives me INSANE with the way she drinks coffee. And to be honest I’ve been so rude in the past, yet she will still love me for making snorting pig noises at her for being appalled should she call me and ‘accidentally’ SLURP down the phone.
3. I steal her clothes and accidentally never give them back- yet whenEVER I need a dress or a piece of clothing, she is always there with HER wardrobe open.
4. I have a weird sense of humour yet when we get to it – with a glass of fizz or even a glass of water – we can have a strong bout of non-stop sniggers.
5. I have managed to hurt her by being a moody, childish (and selfish at times) individual, yet she would never turn her back on me and never defy me THAT HUG which transforms me from that horrid monster back into her little girl.
Happy Mother’s Day.”
“My mum is amazing because she’s always there for me, supports me in everything I do, puts everyone else first, works hard, never says no to anyone or anything… And all of it while quietly and patiently waiting for a kidney transplant. She is incredibly stoic about her condition and makes a great effort to never let it affect her life, or ours as much as physically possible.
The photo attached was from our first holiday – just the two of us – in Iceland a year ago last March, in the Blue Lagoon with our face masks on. Here’s to many more adventures after her surgery this summer!”
“I can categorically say that without my mum, I would be nothing like the person I am. Not in the slightest. Everything good in me is because of her, which makes her kind of magical. If she has the power to do that, she can do anything. Only when she feels that powerful will I have come close to giving her everything she gives to me.”
“We all have a mother figure, whether your mother is no longer here, your aunty is your mother or your father is your mother- we all know the love of a mother.
My mother is a formidable African woman. A no tears, no fuss kind of woman. She loves Marks and Spencer’s like a true Anglophile and can either be found cleaning, in her garden, eating cake or watching Escape to the Country.
I love my mother very much and hope to one day adopt her strength, wisdom and stoicism.”
“I love my mummy the mostest and here’s why:
I love my mummy because she’s not only my mummy but she’s my teacher, my best friend, my carer, my protector and she’s also my daddy too.
I love my mummy the mostest because she works very, very hard for me and I’m so proud of her.
I love my mummy because she’s the most beautifulest lady, inside and out.
I love my mummy because when I get home from nursery I get a big kiss and cuddle.
I love my mummy the mostest because she is the BEST!
Mummy, I LOVE YOU.
(Levi said he could go on forever, but he’s made his point clear about how much he loves his mummy!)”
Submitted by Shenna who is quite clearly an amazing friend.
“Since I can remember (and still to this day) she leaves little ‘welcome home’ notes for me and my sister in our rooms when we go home for the weekend/come back from holiday.
She makes the best Spag Bol a girl could dream for.
She gives the best hugs and the best advice.
Her 20-per-text use of emoticons make my day.
Her ability to make up little rhymes or songs about anything to cheer me up!
I would quite happily invite her to any meal or night out with my friends; she’s always up for a dance and a glass of vino!
Happy Mother’s Day.”