Mother's Day is a very different affair these days than it used to be. First of all, I don't have my mum with me any more so there's no card buying for me or trips to see my mum. Mother's Day falls on a different day each year, two years ago it was on the 31st of March and my mum had died just three days before, so this is the third Mother's Day that I've been without her, though the second anniversary of her death isn't yet here. I thought about my mum a lot on Sunday, though if truth be told, I think a lot about her every single day of the year, I don't need a special day to bring her to my thoughts. I miss her so very much.
I try to make Mother's Day about my relationship with my own children these days, though Daniel lives over two hundred miles away, but he always calls me on the day. He sent me a card and a big box of my favourite chocolates. This year, Eleanor is in her own house and the lockdown restrictions make things difficult as we can't see each other indoors, but she did pop round with a card and some beautiful yellow roses, my favourites.
Eleanor also made me my own individual afternoon tea with sandwiches, pork pie, mini Victoria sponges, scones, lemon drizzle cake and the biggest chocolate coated strawberries I've seen in my life. All presented on a little tray which clips to the chair arm. All that was missing was a cup of tea but she could hardly make that when she was only delivering to the doorstep so Mick obliged.
It would have been nice to have a bit of a get together but a phone call with Daniel and an outdoor chat with Eleanor will have to do for this year. It was a lovely way to start this week. Mick is on holiday now until next Monday and though we're unable to travel, we're spending some time each day getting out and about close to home. Fingers crossed that the weather holds up.
Your afternoon tea looks wonderful, I asked again this year for no gifts, but did get lovely personal cards.ReplyDelete
I know how you feel - this was my first Mothers Day without my Mum which was hard as is every day. Three of my girls still live at home so I had a nice day, and face timed eldest Daughter as well. That's a lovely afternoon tea - I love receiving foody gifts. For Christmas eldest Daughter made me up a hamper of lots of my favourite food/drink and I was over the moon.ReplyDelete
Goodness me that little trayful does look good! Daniel and Eleanor did you proud! :o)ReplyDelete
What lovely thoughtful gifts from your family Jo, the afternoon tea looks yummy, yes Mother's Day is bitter sweet isn't it, I always feel a pang of regret as it approaches, it's a long time now since my Mum died but the feeling is always there, I always wish her a Happy Mothers Day I'm sure that she can hear me.ReplyDelete
I keep saying to myself, there is a chink of light at the end of the tunnel. The roses and chocolates are lovely.ReplyDelete
What a smashing day. Chocolate covered strawberries are heaven.ReplyDelete
Your afternoon tea looks scummy. I'm glad you enjoyed your special day.ReplyDelete
A lovely, and rather poignant, post. Wonderful roses, andReplyDelete
that afternoon tea looks delicious. Enjoy the next few days. xx
Chocolates, roses, and afternoon tea on a tray all look and sound delightful :)ReplyDelete
I know you are missing your Mon, I seem to miss my parents a bit more each year. I am sending you a big hug.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a reasonably nice day & it is so hard with this Pandemic. I think when we don't have our Mums' any more, it is different thoughts we have on that particular day, even though we might remember them at other times too. Mothers' Day falls on the 2nd Sunday of May here, though goodness knows why. Enjoy time with Mick, take care & hugs.ReplyDelete
Your afternoon tea looks amazing, I bet those chocolate strawberries were delicious!ReplyDelete
We are lucky to have children who put so much thought into their gifts, don't you thing. x
Your afternoon tea looks lovely, and such beautiful flowers, delicious chocolates and cards.ReplyDelete
Let us hope that we will soon be allowed to spend time with family, and friends.
Take care, my good wishes.
All the best Jan
I cried missing my sweet Irish mother today:st Patrick's day.ReplyDelete
The afternoon tea is such a lovely, thoughtful idea and it looks delicious. The roses are beautiful. XReplyDelete
Mother's Day is a poignant day. A phone call from Daniel and the tea made by Eleanor were thoughtful ways to be in touch during this difficult time of restrictions. I meant to have commented on your recent post about looking after cut tulips. The pin in the stem has helped when arranging a bouquet gift of them. The tulips haven't flopped over as they usually do. Your roses are lovely. I hope you have a good week.ReplyDelete
Mother's Day is always a sad day for me since my mom passed five years ago. Like you, I try to make it about my kids, but the day always holds a little sadness for me. ((hugs))ReplyDelete
What a great idea and a delicious surprise from Eleanor, which got around the current restrictions very nicely. Lovely to have a chat with Daniel too, fingers crossed you'll all be able to meet up soon.ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful post, Jo, with loving memories of your Mum and lovely tributes from Daniel and Eleanor. Your bitter/sweet day was very special. Eleanor's surprise was amazing! We celebrate Mothers Day in May here, but we are coming up to the 7th anniversary of my Mum's passing. Hard to believe, isn't it? I think of her every day. I'm somewhat glad that she hasn't had to deal with the pandemic, though. Stay strong, my friend. P. xReplyDelete
Happy Mothers Day, Jo! I'm glad that you have the comfort of your own children as you think about your mum. And those are such lovely treats - so incredibly thoughtful.ReplyDelete
I don't think we ever get over missing our mothers. Wow, love that afternoon tea, how fabulous. Enjoy your days out.xxxReplyDelete