Mothers’ days and mothering

In Norway, they celebrated last month and in Qatar and most of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) it’s on 21 March. Having lived in the shadow of the US for 16 years, I know that they will be celebrating in May.

As for the rest of the nations on earth one could spend a good 15-20 minutes on Wikepedia braining up on this – as one just did. In Panama it is 8 December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception and my Goddaughter Alexis’ birthday.

This makes it clear that being a mother is seen as something to celebrate! So here’s to us mothers, to our mothers and to all those who have been mother figures to us!

Almost anything I would say has already been said and probably more eloquently. See my friend’s blog

I am eternally grateful to the Great Spirit that my mum is alive as I journey through motherhood, as she is like a lighthouse in the storm – I did say it would be difficult to stay away from the clichés. As well as it gives me the opportunity to apologise for having been such a pain at times, especially when we moved from Trini to the UK.

Love you mummy.

Has your view/experience of motherhood changed since becoming a mother?

3 thoughts on “Mothers’ days and mothering

  1. In the book of Genesis, Adam called his wife’ s name Eve,because she was the mother of all living. I sincerely belive that all woman are mothers. Some do not perform the function the right way all the time, but they still have that inbuilt qualties to be a mother. Two great women have made three bless childen for me, and for this I will be ever greatfull to them. May God continue to guide and bless them and all the mothers of the world

  2. When I became a mother for the first time at the age of 19 I knew I did not want all of my mother’s model. She was so busy earning a living that she had very little time for her children in the early days and we all had household responsibilities from a much too early age. However her ethos of hard work was an example that all her children followed. I allowed my children to enjoy their childhood days and I encouraged them to be themselves. I was rewarded a few years ago when my son as a father of a then 3yr old was relating a conversation he had with one of his friends.The friend was commending Kerryn on the good job he was doing raising his son and Kerryn responded that he was only doing what his mother had done. I’ve also watched you Suzette as you mother Kwame and I feel proud at the way you handle things. Hope you had a happy mother’s day, whichever day you chose to celebrate since every day is mothers’ day when you’re a mother.

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