Mothers Day is fast approaching and I’ve been thinking about the fact that as my years creep ever closer to forty (I mean, really?!) that I’m slowly but surely turning into my mother. Actually scrub that, I don’t notice it so much, it’s my husband who tells me I am. It’s inevitable really isn’t it what with the DNA and all, it’s something that can’t be helped or stopped, no matter what your relationship. I love my mum dearly, she’s done so much for me over the years, the one I look to for advice but it hasn’t always been this way. We had a rough ride when I was younger. I was a typical teenager and I caused her a lot of heartache and grief, for which I carry a lot of guilt for (it’s okay, I’ll be punished via my own daughter, karma and all that) I used to hate it when people told me I looked like my her but now I love it, I’m her daughter, that’s our eternal link and bond. Now that I have a daughter myself I understand that link that will always be there. Plus I know that I can’t fight it, it’s happening whether I like it or not. I’ve had a bit of a think and here are a few signs that I’m turning into my mother.
Mothers Day is coming up and it’s something the majority of us celebrate or take note of every year in one way or another but did you know how it actually originated? Well, I’ll tell you. Mother’s Day was started by a lady called Anna Jarvis, in the United States in the early 20th century. Anna campaigned to make ‘Mother’s Day’ a recognised holiday in the US, the year her mother died. Anna’s mission was to set aside a day to honour mothers, ‘the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world’. It took a while but the US finally acknowledged this day in 1911 and slowly the rest of the world caught on. Isn’t that awesome? And as far as I’m concerned, the term ‘mother’ can cover whatever you want it to, depending on your situation. It could be your mum, a carer, a close family friend, a grandparent who acts as parent, or someone you perhaps have a close maternal bond with, it’s up to you, there are no rules.