Gratitude and Mum’s Day

As a Mum of three, I look forward to this annual celebration, being recognized by my sons and daughter for my contributions and sacrifices for the year. I love every moment of it, but truth be told, when I think about my own Mum I always get introspective; all the things she did that I had no idea of, all the things she didn’t do that I wanted her to. There are tons of moments, good and not so good, that I think of when I think of her. I thought, maybe the best thing I can do for her is remember those things, and remind myself of the hardship she dealt with as I was growing up, and well just feel gratitude for what I received and that I am here on this Earth.

I asked some of my co-workers if they felt similarly, and well it’s no surprise they did. So, I decided I would collect some of the comments and share them in this post for all of you. At the end of the day, I think capturing that feeling of gratitude is important and when my kids grow up, if they have that same feeling of gratitude for my efforts that I do for my Mum, then it will all be worth it. Here goes:

“My mother passed away at the age of 94 1/2 last Thanksgiving. She had a great and interesting life. The last line of her obituary was: "Life is short, eat dessert first”.

“I love her dark sense of humor which is one of the things we have in common. She's amazing!!”

“If kindness is a person then it must be my mum. Love her to bits.”

“You're the groove my heart still beats to.”


Mom and son

“My mum is heaven-sent. I thank God for her. I love her very much.”


“A mother's love lasts forever and as my mom always said, “Always make sure you eat your veggies”

“My mother is the most selfless human being on planet earth. She is responsible for moulding me into the person I am today.”

“My mums are the definition of strength, love and kindness. I love them dearly and aspire to be like them.”

“Thank you, mum, for always working hard for us.”

“Thanks for giving me the foundation for everything I have become and everything I will ever be. Would not be here without you…”

“For all the times I never said thank you because I thought you knew, I thank you now more than ever, mom.”

“My Mum is a Crazy Super Woman! She taught me how to be responsible at a very young age! Being a first Born, I oversaw all my 4 siblings and that included taking responsibility when they made mistakes because…… Hey! I got the spanking on their behalf!”

"I only have one thing to say to my mother, you're a superwoman."

“If you look up cute in the dictionary, there is a picture of my mom.”

“You’re living through us every day and you would be proud of how far we have come together as you wished for us.”

"We love you mum. I'm blessed to be your son. Thank you for all you do and for all you are. God bless you today and always".

Happy Mothers’ Day,