Sunday, 11 March 2018

Celebrating Mothers Day without your mum

Hi lovelies, so another year comes round and it's Mothers Day, the cards,flowers and gifts are lovely to look at, but for me and many others it's tinged with utter sadness.



So when everyone else is celebrating, what do you do? I always lay a lovely flower arrangement and release some balloons for Mummy but this year I am going to start a new tradition, I am going to celebrate the day with lots of her favourite things, so I thought it would be a nice post to do, to give you some ideas if may be you or someone you love has lost their mummy.

These are just a few ideas and I would love to know what you all think.

Grab a box of her favourite chocolates or enjoy her favourite meal
My mummys favourite chocolates were either Milk Tray or Fererro Rocher, so I think this year I am going to treat myself to a little box. Maybe your mummy loved a roast dinner or a takeaway so order in and enjoy.

Enjoy her favourite movie
One movie that sticks out for me is Legally Blonde. Mummy loved this and we watched it a few times when we were in the hospital and watching that smile on her face was fantastic. So anytime I feel rubbish I always put the DVD on and instantly I feel uplifted.


Light a candle that reminds you of her
The Yankee candle clean cotton was mummys favourite and this is what I have in my bathroom, apart from it reminding me of her and her fab smelling house it's genuinely a gorgeous fresh candle. Different smells can instantly transform your mood.

Make a bouquet of her favourite flowers
We always lay an arrangement of flowers on her anniversary which is the 17th March so this year I am going to do that, but for Mothers Day I plan on getting some tulips,roses,cala lillies and gerberas and making an arrangement for the grave and also one for our house. Flowers can bring so many memories and it's a great way to remember someone.

Treat someone or some people special to your Mummy
The nurses and staff in Causeway hospital CCU ward always have always held a special place in my heart and this year I am going to treat them to some goodies. You could maybe treat an Aunt or your mum's best friend. Even treat your own best friend who helped you through a hard time when you lost your mummy.

Snuggle up with something that reminds you of her.
I have mummys dressing gown and I am not afraid to admit that I snuggle up with it sometimes when I am feeling sick or a bit down. Dad washes it for me and it has the smell of the soap powder etc that I instantly associate with her so it's definitely nice to have that.

I also wear a piece of her jewellery a lot. It was the necklace she wore on our wedding day, and I put it on, on the day of her funeral and wear it a lot now especially holidays and special occasions.



These are just a few really simple things you could do to help remember and celebrate her life. It's very easy to shut off from these days and to not want to celebrate and yes I completely did that for a few years, but now coming into her 7th anniversary I feel it's time to start honestly and truly celebrating her and everything she stood for, so on mother's day this year I will be watching Legally Blonde with a box of Milk Tray and maybe even a wee vodka and coke.

I truly hope you all find a way to celebrate and if you're lucky enough to still have your mummy with you, give her a huge hug and make sure she knows how much you love her.

I would love to hear below how you plan to spoil your Mummy

Till next time lovelies
Stay safe and keep smiling
Ali



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