I’m not a huge fan of Mother’s Day.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not averse to being pampered for the day and I’m more than OK with having the kids make me homemade cards and give me breakfast in bed but Mother’s Day just isn’t the same since my Mum died 10 years ago this year.
To some, Mothers Day is just one not particularly important day but to someone like me who’s lost a mother, it’s a day (with a very long build up to it) that makes me focus on what I’ve lost and what I don’t have any more.
Top of the list of the reasons why Mothers Day isn’t a great time for me is the constant barrage of emails and TV adverts at this time of year telling me to spoil my Mum because believe me, I’d give anything to be able to do that.
Actually, I’d give anything just to be able to give her a hug and tell her how much I miss her.
But I want this year to be different.
This year, 10 years after my Mum died, I want to be able to enjoy the day and celebrate not only my relationship with my children but also my Mum’s relationship with me. I’m going to focus on the positive and let the day be about me and then, after the kids have gone to bed, I’ll open a bottle of wine and have a toast to the loveliest lady I ever knew – my Mum.