Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 314 – Mother’s Day

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“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.”

Amy Tan

Thakn you for this, Spidey.

It is indeed Mothering Sunday, here in the UK, today.

As I have written this the night before, the hope is that I have managed a lie in, but to be honest, given my body clock is operating on a different time zone to the two teenagers, and the night owl husband I think that even with my idea of a lie in, I’ll have been up a while, before they awake, so breakfast in bed is an idea that never seems to work!

Today, I want to celebrate my mother, though.

Again, I won’t be able to be with her, physically, due to the Covid restrictions, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate her.

Without my mum, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. She’s been my guide, my support, my shade, my sunshine, my friend.

She’s loved me, cradled me, sheltered me. She’s advised me, guided me, berated me (where needed).

But most of all, she’s been there. I know, that, despite being forty five, I have those moments where I need my mum, and she is always there, at the end of the phone, or video call, ready to listen.

And having learned from her, I try to be that to my own daughter and son.

I’ve said this before, but if i am even half the mother my own is, I would be a good one.

Today can’t pass without mentioning those other women, who I hold in high esteem, too.

My mother-in-law, who gave me her son, as my husband, and who has been my mother, truly, not an ‘in-law’. I am lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with her, and I am grateful every day.

My aunts, who have loved and cherished me, throughout my life. We may not live close by, but I know they are there, and some have been key figures in my life.

Even my best friend’s mum, who I call Ammi, because she opened her arms to me, the moment she knew that we were inseperable as a duo, and welcomed me as her fifth daughter. When I was at university, my own parents were a good few hours away, and my best friend’s family, just a short drive away. I would spend time there on some weekends, and she got to know my favourite dishes, so there were times when she’d send special food, just for me, when my bestie had been at home and I hadn’t been with her. It still happens, you know. If we have a meeting planned, Ammi would still make sure she’s made certain things for me to have.

So, how are you celebrating Mothers day? Are you the one being spoilt, or are you celebrating a great woman, mother or other, today?

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Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.   

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. niasunset
    Mar 16, 2021 @ 07:57:45

    Happy Mother’s Day dear Ritu, I am late but you know, Blessing and Happiness for you always in any day, Thank you, Love, nia

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Mar 15, 2021 @ 15:51:14

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  3. Jennie
    Mar 15, 2021 @ 13:14:17

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ritu!

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  4. John Holton
    Mar 15, 2021 @ 00:54:14

    I can definitely see the resemblance. That picture in the lower left-hand corner: is that from your wedding?

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  5. Erika
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 19:07:50

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mum, dear sister. I hope you enjoyed your day💖

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  6. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 17:56:15

    Happy Mother’s Day, Sis! Great honoring posting. I hope this day, the rest of your house had made all the cooking. The mother always has to put the dishes in the dishwasher anyway. Lol Enjoy the rest of the great day! Michael

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  7. syl65
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 17:34:22

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and Mum, Sister 🙏🏽💜 Blessings always and I hope you got spoiled somewhat today 💜

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  8. johnrieber
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 17:04:32

    Wonderful tribute!

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  9. Maggie
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 16:05:53

    Beautiful tributes!

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  10. willowdot21
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 15:31:32

    As always Sis a beautiful thoughtful post. I have been thoroughly spoilt, phone calls, videos, flowers Chocolate and wine, all three lads have done me proud this year and even though we can not be together they have all made sure they have spoilt me. Even Ruby sent me a card 💜💜😂

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  11. TanGental
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 08:51:44

    Enjoy it, even with teenagers!! Just leave the towels where they fall, just for the day!!!

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  12. Ciscas
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 07:35:07

    Happy Mothers’ Day too

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