Mother's Day - Sunday 26th March, people across the globe will take time to do something special to thank their mother for all her help and support during the last year. But why do we celebrate Mother's Day, and how have things changed over the years?
Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
The first Mother’s day celebration can be traced back to the ancient Greek Festival dedicated to Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. In the UK it was in the 1600s when the phrase "Mothering Sunday" was first introduced. In Christianity, Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. As Christianity spread throughout Europe the celebration evolved to honour both the "Mother Church" and mothers throughout the world. In the past, Mothering Sunday was a day when servants were encouraged to return home to spend some time with their mothers and families. Many countries of the world now mark Mother's Day.
Children Are The Anchors That Hold A Mother's Life
Everyone celebrates Mother's Day in their own way, from kids preparing mum a much-deserved breakfast in bed, to older children treating their mother to a quintessentially British afternoon tea.
Mums are the best. We give you half our genes, house you in our bodies for nine months, and keep you safe until you can do it on your own. All mums are superheroes, we sacrifice our lives for our children and mothers strive to lead by example.
If you haven't already, call your mum and tell her how much you love and respect her especially today
How Amazing Are Mother's of the Bride
Did you know that the mother of the bride is seen as the second most important woman at her daughter’s wedding?
Advice for some mums out there..
Wedding planning is an extremely stressful time for the bride and she will definitely want your help and support whilst doing so. Apart from financially helping out, just be there for her when she’s feeling like it’s getting too much.
Be positive when she’s being negative, and offer her a shoulder to cry on or a person to rant at.
Don’t add to the stress, try to help relive it.
However, before the wedding takes place, there are lots of things that you may have to do first. Depending on your relationship with your daughter, it’s likely that you’re going to want to be heavily involved with the planning.
There is a fine line between being helpful and taking over, always make sure that planning the dream wedding with your daughter doesn’t end up being a complete nightmare.
Some women have been waiting a lifetime to help plan their daughter's wedding and are hurt when the time comes and the daughter doesn’t really require any kind of input or help. Other mums are keen not to tread on any toes and are quite happy to absolve themselves of responsibility altogether.
My advice is just be patient with your daughter, if your close you will know how she’s feeling and how involved she wants you to be.
Remember that it’s her wedding but that their wedding would be nothing without you.
As a mum, you will feel just as strongly about wedding decisions and planning, it’s a proud moment when your daughter gets married.
Brides these days are usually strong, independent women who may need less financial and organisational planning support.
Mother's hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
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