Mother’s love

Am instructed at yesterday’s Mothering Sunday Crafts Morning to produce collage on theme of Love. Not sure what it says about me that mind  immediately goes completely blank.  Eventually settle on random mixture of flowers, hearts and smiley faces, with LOVE spelled out in large letters in rather desperate attempt to prove that brief has been met. Church seems particularly chilly, and participating children and parents younger than ever, but have happy time discussing names, Derbyshire, and left-handedness.

Daughter has Sunday shift at local pub today but indoor cricket nets are cancelled, so after annual breakfast in bed have unexpected pleasure of both sons’ company at Mothering Sunday service. Five-year-old Jasper takes advantage of Vicar’s brave determination to Involve The Children during sermon, and gives congregation full benefit of his views on The Meaning Of The Cross as well as on his mum, his nan and the best way to make cheesy pasta.  All the women are given a bunch of flowers, Simnel Cake is shared out, and everyone tells me how much the boys have grown. Return home in cold spring sunshine, fully satisfied that all the day’s obligations have been fulfilled and normal family relations can now resume.

 

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6 thoughts on “Mother’s love

    • I am probably much more traditional than I like to admit, and it was exactly the Mothering Sunday I’d hoped for! Hope you’ve had a lovely day as well.

    • I did think of you! I hope you’d have approved. One family had spent the February half-term in Tideswell and had been very sad to leave. I contributed our own very happy youth hostel experiences a few years ago in Edale and Youlgreave. There was then general praise of Derbyshire’s moors, pubs, shops, people, and dry stone walls. I may have to visit again….

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