Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing ladies out there. I hope you got some love and appreciation from your special ones today.
I was sent this quote and feel its well worth sharing with you…
“A mother is a small portion of God’s love in action.
She looks with her heart and feels with her eyes.
A mother is the bank where her children deposit all their worries and hurt.
A mother is the cement that keeps her fanily together and her love lasts a lifestime.
You can have everything in life but you only get one mother
So, if you can, let her know she’s absolutely wonderful”
Our family had its shares of ups and downs over the day but we did relax, and that was definitely a must! I was reflecting a bit today about what it is to be a mother today. It really isn’t until you’ve had a child that you can fully understand the feelings your mother had for you – and what she did for you. I am probably a little more vocal than the previous generation but I do think its important for the children to appreciate their parents, even if they won’t understand it yet!
Having a child on the ASD spectrum sometimes means they aren’t able to fully communicate their appreciation to you. Be aware that they still have an innate knowing that you are one of those who love them the deepest in this world. Its hard if you aren’t able to get that cuddle, or that “I love you” that you so long for, but please keep believing they are in there and they do love you very, very much. And one day, they will look into your eyes and tell you that. I can say that from my personal experience, and am very happy to report that I got the most beautiful card today, with some drawings, some humour, and plenty of love on it. It truly warms my heart to receive that from my son who is now able to express himself.
Even though it is nearly winter here we continue to enjoy warm weather, or the summer we didn’t have.
Since I wasn’t responsible for making lunch it had to be a simple affair, and even though I lent a little hand in it (and a lot of advice!) we ended up having a delicious salad. It was so nice that I took a photo of it…
It was so simple that even the boys could help prepare it. So sweet! Loved all the colours and all the food groups they covered!
- The green salad had mesclun lettuce salad, and red peppers cut up in it, with avocado.
- The carrot and beetroot salad is one of my personal faves
- Tuna with homemade mayo (my involvement!) and onion
- Topping of grated cheese!
Not bad hey?!
What did you get served for your Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.