DO you remember at primary school, especially in the lower school, the things you made for Mother’s Day in class and you would take them home to proudly give to mum on the Sunday for her big day?
I remember making mum a cup of tea for her and bringing it into her room with a big smile on my face.
Mind you my tea making ability was pretty limited – mum liked her tea with a bit of milk and one teaspoon of sugar and I am pretty sure I delivered the milkiest tea you have ever seen and may have been a bit too generous with the sugar.
This Sunday families will be celebrating Mother’s Day and I’m sure the tea making will be better than my efforts.
My daughters will also be treating their mum on her special day.
Sadly my mum passed away when I was 19 but each year my wife Wendy and I catch up with my old friends the Di Marco’s and their mum Maria who I have known nearly all my life.
Wendy’s mum is in Melbourne so we start the day with a call to her and of course Wendy gets her gifts and hugs from us.
Then we visit the cemetery and place flowers for mum out at South Guildford.
When mum passed away I remember going through her stuff with my sisters and as all families we discovered plenty of memories.
The most touching ones are the things your parents keep, the drawings you did in grade two, the candle holder you made and of course the spaghetti necklace all kept safely away.
Mother’s Day is a special day, it is a great time for families to get back together and celebrate the old times, have a hug, a cry and of course a laugh.
Dad used to take me shopping on Helena Street in Midland and I felt so important picking my special present for mum after earning some pocket money.
I can’t remember what I bought but you know what I don’t think it mattered to mum, she was just happy with a hug and a cup of my lovingly made tea.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there, enjoy your special day you deserve it.
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– Milton Rendell, chief executive officer, Real Estate Plus