“All that a child needs is great love”
– Laila Gifty Akita
Mother’s Day is an annual event which takes place on the second Sunday of May in Australia. It is a day of celebration, a day of honour and a day of thanks. Mother’s day celebrates the matriarch of the family, but also honours the general idea of motherhood and maternal bonds. For florists, it is one of the busiest times in our year. This is partly because, unlike events such as Valentine’s day which is exclusively celebrated on ONE day, Mother’s day seems to extend over a whole weekend- from Friday to Sunday. And unlike Valentine’s day where you would expect to only receive one gift (right?), it would not be unusual for some mums to receive multiple gifts from different offspring. So for us, next week will be a heads down, bums up kinda week!
Parenthood is a pretty tough task. Each day you give so much of yourself just helping your child find the best version of themselves. Sometimes you feel like there is nothing left for yourself, and many times, it feels like what you are doing for others goes unnoticed. Other parents will understand how many nights you lie awake painstakingly going over things in your head, and wondering if there is something you could have done better or different. And the decision making! My god, I used to consider myself quite a decisive person in my life pre-children. I guess everything is easier when you only have yourself to consider. And that in one simple notion is what parenting is all about- Thinking of others always, and never putting yourself first. Psychology Today says ‘Parenting is the ultimate long-term investment. Be prepared to put far more into it than you get out of it, at least for some time.’
So as Mother’s Day rolls around, what can you say in one card message or in one gift that could possibly sum up everything you want and need to say to your mother? It is a tall order isn’t it? A Mother’s Day gift somehow manages to combine so many feelings and ideas into one neatly wrapped package. It says; Thank you. I love you. I’m grateful for you and all you do. It got me to thinking about what I would like to hear from the people I love most? What do mums really want/need to hear from their loved ones on Mother’s Day?
I know I can always count on you
You are enough; you try hard enough, you are good enough, we have enough, you play enough, you teach enough.
I know I am loved
I always feel supported
You are my safe place
I love you
I admire you
You make life interesting
Whatever you choose to say, whatever you want your mother to know, know that we have created some beautiful gifts to accompany the words that you put together for her this Mother’s Day. Whether mum favours freshly cut flower bouquets, or indoor plants, Florist With Flowers has something that will make her day. We are offering Sydney wide deliveries as always, and also offer relay services for orders out of the area. Check out our Mother’s Day menu here, or call 02 9871 1666