Mother’s Day | 10 reasons I admire my Mother

It is Mother’s Day on Sunday which means it’s time to properly spoil our mothers and thank them for everything they have done for us. Which is a lot. I am incredible thankful to have a really supportive mum who is always on my side and who I can constantly rely on. I wouldn’t know what do without her and even though I am currently travelling I have planned a little something for her and I very much hope that she’ll like it. I love getting creative for Mother’s Day and if you are in need of some inspiration then feel free to check out my Mother’s Day Gift Guide that I published earlier this year, just before Mother’s Day in the UK. My mother is an incredible woman who has always put her children first and today I thought I’d share a list that proves that. So here you go. x

1. When I was little I was a really ambitious child (although this hasn’t changed a bit) and I always tried to finish my Math exercise book as fast as possible as you’d get a certificate for that. So instead of enjoying the holidays, my mother was sitting at the table with me solving Math problems – looking back I can definitely think of better ways to spend the holidays. Oh well.

2. Warning: If you still believe in Santa skip this one! One year I had a specific doll on my wish list that I had seen in the small town my granny lives in. My mum tried everything to find that doll but without success. So instead she wrote me a really long letter ‘from Santa’ explaining that the little elves had trouble finding the doll but that there was another really lovely doll with blond hair they thought was perfect for me. After that lovely letter I couldn’t be upset with the elves and I ended up getting another really pretty doll for Christmas that I called Charlotte.

3. As a child I loved to play ‘moving house’ and as you can imagine that involved making a huge chaos in my room, in the bathroom and well, in the entire house to be honest. But my mother never complained and always tidied up after me.

4. Whenever we visited London I always spent hours at the huge Topshop at Oxford Circus and despite being tired after an hour my mother always waited patiently on the sofa in the shoe section until I had finished shopping.

5. My mother always made me favourite food when I came home after a class trip or a trip to my grandparents. Making my favourite food usually involved making bizarre combinations and as you can probably guess, plenty of pasta (one thing that hasn’t changed). We also went to the same restaurant for many times in the row although I’m sure my mother would have preferred venturing out.

6. Traditions. I have always loved old traditions and my mother has been very supportive, making tons of Christmas cookies with me although I always made a huge mess and singing all those Easter songs with me.

7. One year we planned on doing a city trip in autumn and my mother let me choose the destination. I couldn’t quite decide between London and Berlin though as I had never visited the capital of my own country but then I wanted to go to London whenever I had the opportunity. So in the end we split the holidays, travelled to Berlin first and spent the second half of our time in London. It was the probably the best holiday of my life and I’ll never forget that.

8. When I was little my cousin and me always played ‘fun fair’ making our own carousels out of chairs and blankets and we always forced our family to take part in it. My mother went on all the attractions although I’m sure the ‘Wild Chair’ made her dizzy.

9. Here is a fact about me: I am not good at artsy stuff, I love being creative with words but if you give me a pair of scissors and some cardboard I’d rather pass. So whenever I had a presentation for school my mother would cut out all the pictures and stick them neatly to our poster. I think otherwise I would have gotten two points less every time.

10. Hiding eggs at 6 am. I think this is something most mothers do – on Easter Sunday my mother always got up at the crack of dawn to hide chocolate eggs in the garden so that we could start the Easter Egg Hunt after waking up. I don’t think this is much of a sacrifice though because this year I got to hide eggs for the little boy I’m taking care of and I was completely in my element haha.

What proves that your mother is amazing? x

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  • This is such heart-warming post, Mira! Your mother sounds like a very lovely and amazing women. I love how she sent you that letter from elves, haha. My mother is pretty damn amazing too if I would say so. First, she adores sport and that says something. I remember all moms of my classmates were into fashion, beauty and all that jazz while mine was all about hiking, bicycles, formula 1, basketball and you probably get the point, haha. She even registered for a national cycling competition that will be held this weekend! The next thing is that she is super open-minded and I adore that about her. She will never judge someone or think it's stupid. She is very accepting. Also, she cooks the best meals, she helps me with math and English and IT things, she is my travel buddy and the best friend that I can ever have πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Kay

    Awww, this is such a cute little post! It makes me want to go and give my Mum a hug. πŸ˜€ Your Mum seems like a wonderful, kind and giving person! Growing up we didn't have much – we were a family living in a one bedroom flat, because those were the times in Poland back then. But my Mum would always make sure me and my brother had everything we needed, even things we didn't actually need like nice toys, just so we didn't feel that we were 'poor'. And even know whenever I visit her, she always asks in advance what dinner and dessert I want her to make for me, which is just so sweet. I could never repay her for everything she's done but like you said, Mother's Day is just such a lovely little way to celebrate our lovely Mums and show our gratefulness. πŸ™‚ <3

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

  • Amazing post, totally agree wiith you and Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    http://www.thequirkyminimal.com

  • Aw this is the loveliest post! So lovely reading your memories, sounds like your mum is amazing!
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

  • This is such a previous entry! I hope you showed your mom this but I'm sure she might tear up as well hehe. It's great we have holidays like this to remind ourselves how much our mothers do for us because I'm sure a lot of us don't realize how much our mothers love us. Lovely post!

    Stacey | http://www.thebambieyes.com

  • Number 3 is so true for me to! I always played 'let's pretend' games and made a massive mess everywhere and my mum would always tidy it up for me! One thing I do think though is, I'll only appreciate my mum and notice all the little things once I move out and realise how much I miss her!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

  • Thank you! xx

  • Thank you, it makes me really happy that you liked it! She is! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Me too, Mother's Day is one the best inventions! I definitely will, Mother's Day is on Sunday and I really hope she won't come across this post before that day haha xx

  • Haha your poor mother that must have taken ages. Yeah that's true we sometimes only realised how much someone means to us once they aren't around us all the time anymore xx

  • Awwwww mums are a blessing!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

  • They are! xx

  • Thank you, I am really glad you liked it! My mother is an amazing woman indeed. But your mother sounds just as amazing, it must have been so exciting to have a mother who is into sports, I bet that led to many adventures. And wow, that's incredible, I wish her the best of luck! Your mother sounds like a really inspiring person and like a great role model, she sounds like a person that I would love to meet. xx

  • Thank you so much, I'm sure your mum would love that. πŸ˜‰ Your mother sounds like a really strong and caring person, reading about her warms my heart! Just like my mother, yours always seems to put her children first and I agree, I could never ever repay my mother for everything she's done for me. Mother's Day is definitely an amazing way of showing our mothers how much we appreciate them. xx

  • These was such a beautiful post, it's lovely how much you admire your mum!

    Ella xx
    http://www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

  • This was such a heart-warming post! It makes me look forward to Mother's Day this weekend and spending time with my mom. There is really nothing like my mom's homemade cooking either, but this Sunday it will be nice to make her favourite food. Have a great weekend!

    Eden | Mint Notion

  • It is indeed <333

  • Thank you! xx

  • Aw that's such a lovely idea, if I was home I would make her favourite meal too. xx

  • I am so close with my mom! I love posts like these!

    Darriyanβ™‘ | http://www.darriyancateland.blogspot.com

  • Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! xx

  • Happy mother's day to your mom, Mira! Love reading about these little moments with your mom. My mom and I fight a l o t but at the end of the day, I know she's there for me and all those little arguments are forgotten. Couldn't wish for a better mom.

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

  • Thank you, Richel! I'm glad you enjoying reading this post and I think that arguments are inevitable in good relationships. ;)xx

  • Such a beautiful post Mira. Your mum sounds like an amazing lady, you're very lucky. I love my mum to pieces, but we don't have as many memories as you do. She definitely sounds a lot more patient than my mum lol!!

    Love Hannah xx

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  • Thank you, Hannah, that means a lot! I know, I am extremely lucky to have her. Haha she is quite patient, unlike me. xx

  • This is such a gorgeous post :') Your mum sounds like the sweetest! The things our mothers do for us, right? I think all mums are incredible with making traditions for us, making us our favourite food, and just making us their priority, to be honest (countless shopping trips where they don't buy anything and help us buy lots, right? :P)! My mum has gone through so much but always makes sure to keep a smile on her face for us, it's amazing.

    Raashi
    reflectionswithraa.blogspot.com.au

  • Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman! Thank you so much and yes, you're absolutely right xx