To A Special Mother14 March 2010
Today in the UK it’s Mother’s Day (in Australia I think it’s in May). My sister is taking my mother out for lunch at her favourite Indian restaurant. She’ll come home full and happy, with a rose presented by the restaurant and pleased that she’s spent the day with at least one of her daughters. This will be her 62nd Mother’s Day.
But for a very good friend of mine, this is her first Mother’s Day. I received a letter this week with photos of the two children (aged 4 and 2) that she and her husband have just adopted. I think she’s finding it quite exhausting – imagine someone coming to YOUR home and leaving you with two energetic toddlers – but I have every confidence they’ll do a really great job (if they can just get enough sleep) and bring up two lovely and well-loved children.
So, M, have a great Mother’s Day. You’ve waited a long time for this – enjoy it!