I drove for an hour and a half across the Pennines to visit my mum to say happy Mother's Day yesterday, as you do, and spent a happy few hours there before returning home again. I'd made her an embossed card, decorated with some hand made paper with flowers and leaves in it.
I received a lovely hand made card from my daughter, who lives "down South". She has carefully cut out the letters to spell "MUM", and it looks really neat:)
It got me thinking ... well, something has to, doesn't it?
When we're young, we call our mothers "Mummy", or "Mommy" in the US. I called my mother Mummy, and my daughter called me Mummy.
What occurred to me was this - at some point "Mummy" or "Mommy" becomes "My Mum" or "My Mom". But it's the same five letters, isn't it? I thought that was quite sweet, really, and I'm amazed that I haven't noticed it until today!
I hope, if you're a mother, that you enjoyed a happy day:)