Loving Mum Anyway
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many of us will be thinking of how to show appreciation to their mothers. (Even if it has been a little bit last minute, entailing a $6 Express Post envelope – gulp!) Many will go for a commercial option of a pricey gift or outing, encouraged by the relentless advertising thrust upon us. But Mother’s Day is not really about gift-giving in essence. And this year, I have firmly let my children who live interstate know, that no gift will be necessary – thank you.
What we really want as mothers is to be loved and appreciated. Personally speaking, I know I have not and will not be, a perfect mother, or person. But I have really tried hard at this! Can I be loved just because I have done the best I can at the time, flaws and all? Especially by my children – and by the faithful partner in crime! This causes me to reflect upon my own mother in a kinder light too. I’m sure all mums give their utmost to raise their children as best they know how. But we all make mistakes. Let’s try to forgive those and put them behind us.
So what is the best gift on Mother’s Day? I think that’s an individual choice, depending on how your mother perceives your love. But it will involve some thoughtfulness and gratitude. I hope to receive a phone call from my children on Mother’s Day, just to be reassured that they love me, warts and all. And I know my husband has lunch planned, to give me time to relax and enjoy. This will be the first year of my life that I won’t be with my mother and she understands why. I hope she loves the Express Post card in the mail and the phone call coming her way too, because she’s done the best she can in raising me.
Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to express love to Mum. It can also remind us to lovingly appreciate the special people in our lives in between the designated celebrations. Take a moment to think who in your life may love that affirmation sometime soon.
母亲节就快到了, 许多人都会费心思量, 怎样表达对母亲的感恩的. 对我来说, 因为时间急迫, 已花了6大员的快递邮费! 大多人会给商业广告的强力耸拥下, 购买贵价礼物或为母亲安排高消费的旅游的, 但是母亲节的主要意义并不是在于送礼. 我身为母亲的, 已经坚强地向境外的儿女表示拒绝礼物了.
我们做母亲的, 最需要的是儿女的爱和感恩. 我个人来说, 并不是一名无瑕的母亲或个体,但是已经设法办到了. 我能不能因当年的努力而得反馈呢? 这想法引起我的反思对待母亲之道了.我肯定天下的母亲尽可能养大儿女的. 但有时我们会犯错,得到反效果的,就让我们把一切钩消吧.
那么最好的母亲节礼物是什么? 这就要看各自的选择,端赖母亲对你所付出的爱的感受了.所涉及的当然是心思和谢意. 我希望于母亲节当日接到儿女的电话,重复爱我之心意.我知到丈夫已经订了午餐,使我放松一下和享受一点的. 今年我首次没陪伴我母亲但是她会谅解我的.我希望她会喜欢那快递送出的贺卡, 而后那感谢养大我的电话,将会及时打出的.
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The articles here were written by Peter Andrews on behalf of the Chaplaincy Team from beginning 2023.