What does Mother’s Day mean to me?

Mother’s Day: a day when the price of flowers sky-rockets way high and lavish dinners are served all around the world.  We see people everywhere finding ways and means to tell their moms just how much she means to them.  In fact, when we were out shopping at Queensbay Mall yesterday, we noticed two guys carrying pink Sasa bags.  Well well…looks like their moms are getting some new lipsticks and/or eyeshadow this year!

So what exactly does Mother’s Day mean?  And for that matter, what exactly does it mean to me?  This is my second time celebrating Mother’s Day and I’m sure I don’t have that much experience in that arena to begin with.  That being said, Mother’s Day carries different meanings and connotations for mothers worldwide. 

For me, the meaning of Mother’s Day is beautifully captured in the toothy smile my adorable son gave me on Sunday morning, just as soon as he woke up.  A smile that says “Good Morning Mommy… I’m so happy to see you!”

Mother’s Day is embodied in the hug and kiss I get from my hubby, that says “Thank you for being a wonderful wife and mother.  I love you.”

Mother’s Day is celebrating the love of God in church as a family, worshipping him in unison and being thankful for all mothers worldwide.

Mother’s Day is portrayed in the loving fellowship filled with joy and laughter we shared as a family when we had lunch and dinner together.  It is the spaghetti-flavored handprints I got on my attire as I washed my son up after his meal.  And it is the tiny crumbs of roti bakar my son fed me during dinner. 

Mother’s Day means calling my Mom up just to say “I love you” and to wish her a blessed Mother’s Day.  And the happiness she feels when her grandson *wishes* her the same too, because after all Mother’s Day is for mothers and grandmothers everywhere.

Mother’s Day means catching a whiff of the glorious scent of my baby boy as he gets comfy just snuggling up to sleep with me at the end of the day.  The warmth and closeness is just heavenly.  And the feeling is simply priceless.

And finally Mother’s Day means spending extra quality time with my hubby, just watching the last matches of the English Premier League season together.  The excitement it exuberates just caps off an entirely beautifully spent Mother’s Day.

And that’s what Mother’s Day means to me.

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7 Responses to What does Mother’s Day mean to me?

  1. rinnah says:

    Beautifully written, GT. I can imagine Ethan’s toothy “I luv Mummy” grin. Awww….

    The Giddy Tiger says: You’ve got to see him some day, Rinnah. 🙂

  2. may says:

    those are really wonderful ways to feel appreciated, and to feel loved on Mother’s Day. and those could happen anywhere, anytime, so… Happy Mother’s Day, everyday, Giddy Tigers!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Little Miss May! 🙂

  3. Happy Mothers Day! I’m late, but everyday ought to be Mothers Day don’t you think?

    What a beautiful description of motherhood. Really gives a good perspective. Your men folk are so lucky. 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: You can say that again. And speaking of which, perhaps every day ought to be Father’s Day too huh?

  4. LB says:

    Kwa Kwa Kwa, you been TAGGED!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Urmmm….methinks I’ve already done this tag though. How ah?

  5. LB says:

    Yeah, Mother’s Day means you just got tagged…

    The Giddy Tiger says: I’ll go check it out later at home. You know I told you I can’t go to your site at work, right? But from what I can see from my Google Reader, I might have already been tagged by SA before on this one…

  6. awww very sweet… 🙂 ticktock 😛

    The Giddy Tiger says: 😀

  7. zara's mama says:

    Mother’s day means for once I can ask Daddy to let me eat first and he jaga the kid while we dine out..

    So sad.. 🙁

    The Giddy Tiger says: Perhaps you should proclaim a few days of Mother’s Day yourself. Once a week maybe?

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