A Mother

It's Mothering Sunday today in England so .....

What is a Mother?
    A Mother has so many things to do,
    From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.
    She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,
    She bathes the children and washes their clothes.
    When they forget to wash their faces clean,
    And their clothes are the muddiest you've ever seen,
    Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?
    Of course, that is what a Mother will do.
Me as a baby
      Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,
      Applying a bandage or giving them a pill?
      Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework?
      She must never her duty shirk.
      Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book?
      For missing things she must look and look?
      Who becomes a listener to every heartache,
      To every accomplishment that a child makes?
      Who scolds their children when they are naughty,
      Or remind them of God when they are to haughty?
      Who tends her family with love and patience, too?
      Of course that is what a Mother will do.
      - Unknown

My children  with me- 20 years ago!

Thank D & H for my beautiful flowers - my favourite.

Sarah x


  1. Best wishes Sarah, if I'm not wrong it's you and your children in the photo? So tender... So sweet. Yes, the poet is right and even more . ..
    Good start into the new week! Olympia

    1. The first photo is my mum and me as a baby 50 years ago and the second one with the children 20 years ago!

  2. Tulips are my favourites too .. Have a lovely evening Sarah ...

    Love Claire xxx

  3. Happy Mother's Day dearest Sarah! Tulips are your favorite too? I got a lovely bouquet of white tulips on Wednesday for my 31st wedding anniversary. Happy day and what is a mother to do? To love and live in US, forever. Anita

  4. Beautiful - lovely progression . . . and, yes, Tulips!

  5. Lovely photographs Sarah. I have been trying to find out where you are on the photographs :-)

    Have a lovely mother's day evening!

    Madelief x

  6. Thank you Sarah for reading my poem. Getting away from a lot of images to see if my poetry gains interest on its own is risky, but I have to do it.


  7. Hi Sarah,

    Love the sweet photos of you as a baby and then you with your children, so beautiful.
    The tulips are gorgeous and glad that you had a special Mothers day.

    Wishing you a wonderful week

  8. Glad you had a lovely Mothering Sunday Sarah - I received tulips too.

  9. The flowers and pictures are lovely. I hope you enjoyed your day x

  10. I loved that Sarah and those lovely photos. Hope you've had a lovely Mothering Subday.
    Patricia x

  11. Yeah yeah, that's the mother! Hope you enjoyed your day. Cute children! Groetjes, Gerda

  12. I love this post.. YOUR a beautiful MOM as is your mom in those pictures.. I can see the LOVE you all have.. Love it .. Hope that you have a beautiful and blessed time down by the SEA .. hugs, Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

  13. what a lovely post Sarah, and I love that you called it Mothering Sunday which is what my Mum called it! thanks for sharing your treasured photos Emma xx

  14. You and I are an ever decreasing number of people who refer to yesterday (correctly) as Mothering Sunday! It is not Mother's day here, that is celebrated in the US. I spent the morning making Cornish pasties as requested by my children!!!! Gorgeous tulips.

  15. Lovely post we love the term Mothering Sunday better than the modern Mothers Day as we consider it a Christian day.

  16. ~ Happy belated 'Mothering Sunday' Sarah...Such a lovely poem and Ooh so true! ~ Love Maria x

  17. Like to put a face to the blog. Great photo of you with your children!

  18. These pictures are treasures, Sarah :0) So sweet. Thanks for sharing! Your tulips looks gorgeous.
    Have a happy week

  19. What a beautiful post. I love your photos so much. I have just found your blog and I really love it and am now following you. I am looking forward to reading more. :)

  20. I miss the simplicity of Mothering Sunday in England. Here Mother's Day in May has become very commercial and with too many indifferent and expensive brunches at local restaurants.

  21. Hi Sarah - such gorgeous 'mothering' pictures. I love the first one...you as a babe in arms.

    Nina x

  22. great poem...... hope you had a lovely day with your family


  23. Lovely post and I'm sure you had a good mum's day!
    Regarding the rabbit, it wasn't too hard to make up at all. I pinned it flat and marked all the points with cotton and just followed the instructions. Good luck with it if you make one.x

  24. Hi Sarah - Happy Mother's Day. belated! Oh I do hope you get to Amsterdam, you really will love it, on a houseboat too! Great poem, enjoy your week,

    Sarah -x-

  25. A lovely poem and such sweet photo memories.

  26. Dear Sarah, I am sure the lovely photo with your small and sweet children makes you feel that it all has gone by (too) quick! I sometimes can't believe how time flies! In Switzerland Mother's Day is celebrated the second Sunday in May! So I have to wait a little bit more to hopefully get such beautiful flowers! THanks for your comment! I'll see how long my patience (and yours) will last! Take care, Christa

  27. i meant your patience with me - not your patience with blogging... X CHrista


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