They made such a big fuss this year. I was told nothing (which drives me CRAZY). Typically we don't really do Mother's Day - I'm not one for commercialism and all. But the kids went out of their way to acknowledge all I've been doing for them of late. Oh I got very teary eyed and felt so loved and appreciated.
They even cooked my dinner for me. I think I was a cave woman in a previous life as I prefer to chew on a bone than eat meat so they prepared spare ribs and salad. YUM!
Abbey had been given some money and spent it buying us both fabulous tickets to the Wizard of Oz Ballet. It brought me to tears the selflessness of the gesture. And man I was surprized. I had no idea all that I knew was written in my diary "keep the afternoon free".
Us girls loved the ballet. The lion costume was my favourite with his dreadlocks.
We had different dancers at our performance who played the Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow.
They were all fab!
They were all fab!
Photo source RNZB.
Some children in the audience were quite lost with the story, (I love seeing all the wanna be ballerinas with their hair in ballet buns). The ending was terribly sad which I was not expecting. But wow what an awesome ballet to provoke such emotion.
Photo source RNZB
Sir Jon Trimmer my favourite dancer of all had a role as Uncle Henry.
5/5 I loved every minute of it
Mother's day for me brings up many emotions and memories. As a little girl on Mother's Day I always wondered who was my birth mother. When I was 19 I searched and met her. Many years later I found out about my natural father. I thank my mum & dad who adopted me. I was a lucky girl to be removed from my natural family.
And to my mum who raised me - I'm so greatful for the values she has instilled in me. Plus I am in awe of her. She is in her 80's and learning a new language. The internet. Yep mum has an Ipad and totally keeping up with technology. Way to go mum! (she reads the blog and also on Facebook and Instagram too!).
On Mother's Day I always think of the babies I lost to miscarriages. I remember clearly the painful years of infertility, Mother's Day would come around and it would be a day that would slap you hard of the loss. During those years, I was a mother to fur babies and they brought me much joy. To this day my fur babies still give me a Mother's day gift. Fluffy slippers and chocolates.
To think I'm gonna be a mother soon to another fur baby.
I can hardly wait!
To all who mother, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
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