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Since losing my Mum 9 years ago this Mother's Day, making her famous scones and butterfly cakes is what's important to me. I never want gifts, but having all the kids and their partners together with their Mums for afternoon tea is something I like to happen.... that way, no one misses out. A cup of tea and a scone with jam and cream or a little butterfly cake ....ah, what the heck, I'll have one of each ...here's to you Mum !!!!
With love always xxx
Diane, Southport, Qld,
Mothers Day provides me with the opportunity to thank my Mum for everything she has done for me throughout the year. While I should be doing this (and try to) on a regular basis, Mothers Day is the day that I spoil my Mum. We spend the day together, usually shopping, each year.
White Chrysanthemums!!! That is what I used to buy my Mother for Mother's Day. Every Mother's Day following the first time I bought her white Chrysanthemums, she used to recall the time she saw me walking down the steps carrying a bunch of those beautiful white flowers. To this day I think of those words and feel perhaps that is what Mother's Day meant to her also. My Mother passed away the day before Mother's Day in May 2001 and every year I buy a potted Chrysanthemum for her and have a cup of tea in her favourite bone china. She was everything good that a Mother could be. I felt so safe and loved and I believe that she is always with me. Happy Mother's Day Mum xxxx
Sue, Fullarton, SA
Joy, Adelaide SA
I enjoy Mothers Day each year as my family pamper me. Last year they organised for a masseur to come to our house and provide me with a massage while my husband and two children worked in the kitchen preparing a big lunch. We had a great day and I can’t wait until the next Mother’s day.
Michelle, Melbourne VIC
Each Mothers Day, my husband books a night at accommodation in the city and we head off around midday, go to the movies and then go to the accommodation for a romantic meal and spend the night together. We have done this the last 3 years, since our eldest moved out of home, and I look forward to it every year.
Sarah, Melbourne VIC
My children and I enjoy organising a surprise for my wife on Mothers Day. Two years ago we organised to go out for dinner and as we were about to leave, a big limousine pulled up out the front. We all knew it was coming and my wife received the biggest shock of all. We enjoyed the ride together to the restaurant (approx 40 minutes) and the kids loved the experience as well.
John, Macleod VIC
Each year the kids and I organise breakfast in bed for mum on Mother’s Day and when that is finished she gets to open her presents. We all crowd on the bed and the kids watch with excitement as she opens them. The kids made some great art decorations at school last year and my wife absolutely loved them.
Lots of Kisses for Mum on Mothers Day!
Simon, Pt Augusta SA
Chocolates, chocolates and more chocolates…that’s what Mothers Day means to me.
Samantha, Fremantle WA
I am a mum for the first time this year (2009) and I cannot wait for Mothers Day. My little girl is the greatest gift a mother could ask for and my husband and I are just over the moon. She will be 9 months in May and the three of us plan to go for a walk in the morning and have brunch at our favourite café in Noosa.
Joslyn, Tewantin QLD
Mothers Day is a very exciting day in our family. We have 3 generations of mothers alive and we get our families together each Mother’s Day. It is lots of fun and we enjoy catching up.
Rose, Darwin NT
We love spoiling Mum on Mothers Day. This year we are planning a big surprise for mum, but we can’t tell you what it is, otherwise it wouldn’t be a surprise. We know mum will love it.
Lachlan & Philippa, Box Hill VIC
Mothers Day is a reminder for me of everything my Mum did for me when I was young. Sadly my mum passed away on Mothers Day in 2004 and I was only 16 years old. I visit the site that Mum was buried each year and talk to her about what I have done and what I have achieved in that year. I know she would be very proud of me. I miss her a lot.
Stephanie, Sydney NSW