The publish button was pressed earlier this morning when I was drafting my Mother’s Day blog post but before I’d had chance to finish it. So, here is the finished version. I hope you enjoy reading it and we would like to wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is the one day of the year when we really think about the contribution our mums make to our lives and remember to thank them for all the things they do to help us through tricky and tough times in life.
For us at Scotty’s Little Soldiers it’s a particularly poignant day, because most of our members have lost their dad, and as a serviceman he may have been someone they only rarely got to see.
Therefore mums play such an important role in our members families. They keep their families together and are there to help their children through the grief. We at Scotty’s Little Soldiers want to give all our mums something to be cheerful about by helping to make their children smile again.
For many families, Mother’s Day is a time marked with a card and a bunch of flowers, but for those who have lost a loved one, life does not always go on as normal.
For me, Mother’s Day is about spending quality time with my children. We like to go out and do something fun together. When I see them smile and enjoying themselves it makes me feel happier. I believe that for mums that are still in the early days of grieving seeing your little ones smile can really help ease some of your pain, even if for only a short time.
No matter your age, experiencing the loss of a loved one raises all sorts of emotions of grief and uncertainty for the future. Last year Scotty’s added one more member, two-year-old Joseph, who lost his mum six months ago and will be facing his first Mother’s Day without her.
I am sure that Joseph and his daddy will be doing something special on this day to remember her by. I know that when I cuddle my kiddies this Mother’s Day I will give them an extra squeeze and be thinking of Joseph.
We’d like to wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day.