Monday, March 23, 2009

Another Mother's Day...

A visit to the supermarket a few weeks ago reminded me that it was that time of the year again - Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday, as it is called in the UK. The aisles were filled with all sorts of attractions which set the siren blazing - I had to keep my children away from them all!!! So when I found myself stepping into a supermarket with my children on Saturday evening, I diverted traffic and avoided the 'danger' zone.

The reason I did this was simply because I cannot bear think of my children worrying about how to get their mommy a gift - who was going to help them do it discreetly. They simply do not have any other adult who would become their confidante. Not anymore. I am their all - their hope, their sunshine, their rain. Hence, the next best thing to do was to protect them and hide them from the horrible world of commercialism.

Yet today, my charming Fantastic Four managed to surprise me with cards and a box of chocolates! How and where did you buy these? I repeatedly asked. They beamed but refused to share their little secret.

It is undeniable that a gift from our children will put a smile on our faces and make our hearts glow with pride. However, what we often forget is that the reward in the hereafter is incomparable and will be heavenly priceless! If only I could remember this every time my voice goes a note higher, or my nerves start twitching. Being a mother is a gift - it doesn't require another gift of recognition, does it?

Initially, I had spent time reflecting on my role as a single parent to the children. How much have I succeeded, and how much have I failed? What more can I do and what else can I offer? The children need to be nurtured and be brought up with love and attention. They also deserve to be given opportunities in life: to run freely in the fields and breathe in the fresh air.

Most mothers dream for some royal treatment on Mother's Day - perhaps a day 'off' from the daily chores (cooking, cleaning, minding), or a day's pampering at the local spa. Aaaah... how ideal! However, if one is pragmatic, then she would understand that a mother can never take a vacation away from her roles as a mom and all that will not go unnoticed!

So, this morning I prepared a fancy breakfast decorated with small heart-shape pointers and mugs of steaming hot chocolate with cream for my children. I did a special prayer for my jewels of amanah, and was filled with the feelings of contentment and gratitudes. I am blessed with four children - Alhamdulillah! Even though my plan to spend special time out with them had to be cancelled due to a call for a meeting by other friends, I know they had a great time today.

15 comments:

Naz said...

Just a short one this time...
YOU're a good mom :)

Mawar_Mohamad said...

such sweet entry.makes me wanna b a mum 1 day soon

Raden Galoh said...

Happy Mothering Sunday sis..
You are a great Mom y'know... and your Fantastic four are awesome and witty too...smart like you...

I met Ima last Sun..she's back here... happy to have met her in person, gonna pass her something for you before she flies back to UK...

muahhh...

maklang said...

congratulations for being a good mom...:)

take care D...

Suzana Abd Manan said...

Happy mothers day to all of us Dee..:)

silversarina said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

InsyaAllah apa yang D lakukan adalah yang terbaik buat anak2 kecil tu .

F Manchester said...

Happy mother's day! You're a great mum and a very lucky mum too, Alhamdulillah, you've got 4 wonderfull healthy gems!

mama diny said...

Happy mother's day, remember we are supermums and will always be.

Kak Diny

Ms B said...

now it explains why u didnt reply to my message. *grins* anyway darling, glad to know u had a lovely day.

Here's to a yummy mummy!

Anonymous said...

mek,

thousand apologies for "forcing" u to stay back. enjoyed the time spent with u though.

scones n clotted cream :)

jooli said...

Happy Mother's Day tho belated. I never can remember the day & have never wished my mother.And for me tiba2 jadi granma. Not bad, eh?

Kak Teh said...

Hello D, you got an award. Go to my blog to get it. U deserve it mom!

Kak Teh said...

Hello D, you got an award. Go to my blog to get it. U deserve it mom!

KC said...

it is heartwarming to note yr childrens' thoughtfulness in their own little way. i must say you are blessed, sistah!

MULAN said...

all the best to u, supermum..!!!! take care & moga dirahmati Allah selamanya...!!