So I totally skipped out on Mother’s Day, due to being incredibly busy, but I really couldn’t let today pass without a nod to my mum.
Today, 23rd April, is my mum’s birthday. It’s always been incredibly easy to remember, as its also St George’s Day. Not only that, but it’s Shakespeare Day – the day that Shakespeare was born and died. How depressing is that, dying on your birthday?
Anyway, I digress!
Last year, our extended family all headed out to dinner together. This year, mum is coming around to dinner at our house and I’m cooking Beef Stroganoff for dinner, followed by a Tiramisu Birthday Cake! Once the kids are in bed, we’re all sitting down to watch Catching Fire on dvd (thanks to Nat for lending it to me!).
I’ve blogged about my Mum once before, almost a year ago. You can read it here: #BEDM – Who Inspires You? In all honesty, this post really sums up how I feel about her. While some people say “my mum is my best friend”, I’m not going to say that. I have best friends, people of similar age and people who I have chosen to be friends with. My mum is my mum. I didn’t chose her, she didn’t chose me. But if I had a choice, I wouldn’t swap. She is everything a mum should be and more. Strict when she needs to be, the voice of reason too. Kind beyond compare, generous and giving. While I wouldn’t say I want to be exactly the mother she is to me, to my children, I will say that I am proud she is my mum. Proud of how she brought me up. Proud of how she continues to be an awesome mum no matter what.
So without going on and on about it too much, I do just want to say publically, Happy Birthday Mum. You really are an amazing mum and I love you. Hope you have an amazing birthday because you most definitely deserve it!