Failsafe Chocolate Fairy Cakes is a paid collaboration with Amazon to celebrate Handmade at Amazon and Mother’s Day. I am a huge fan of homemade and handmade gifts and as a maker myself always try to buy handmade when I can. This Mother’s Day Handmade at Amazon are celebrating the importance and power of handmade gifts and sent us a beautiful Jonny’s Sister ‘Mum’s Cakes’ Tin and Victoria Eggs Apron’s, which inspired Mini to get creative and bake a batch of our failsafe Chocolate fairy cakes and show me a mum who wouldn’t love a cake tin full of homemade cakes for Mother’s Day!
This year is the first year that I feel comfortable celebrating Mothers Day without a mother. It is over three years since Mum died and yes I still miss her, but I no longer pine for her company like I used to. My new normal is actually becoming normal. Now that is a sentence I never thought I would write!
There is nothing better than collecting the boys from school and them being really excited. “I have something in my bag for you Mum”, “So do I”. As we get near home the boys get even more excited about it “I can not show you, it has to be a surprise” and the two of them whisper conspiratorially to themselves.
I am smiling big beaming smiles, as I know that Mothers Day is nearly upon us and this means they have both been busy creating their own special card for me.
Queue Sunday morning and the boys excitedly come running in to the bedroom with a cup of tea for me and their cards and jump on the bed and tell me all about their cards. Maxi explains he drew round his left hand, but turned it over once he cut it out, so it looks like his left hand and how I have beautiful brown eyes and love heart lips for kissing. Mini excitedly tells me he did all the cutting out himself and used a punch to make the tree. He used zigzag scissors to cut out his label.
What more could a mother ask for on Mothers Day?
This week I have been acutely aware of missing my mum.
There has been a mum shaped whole in my days.
This is my third Mothers Day without her and she was not one for the soppy sentiments in Mothers Day cards.
But more than my pain and the pain of my children, I hate the fact that my wonderful sister in law now has to go though Mothers Day without her mum.
Her wonderful mum died on Friday night.
I hate that I am welcoming her in to a club that I do not want to be part of.
That I can not take away her pain and also that I know how much heartache she is going through.
I read this post by Becky and so want to echo the sentiment. Family is not something, family is everything.
To all the motherless on Mothers day
Do you ever just look at your children and feel a tugging in your chest. A physical sensation of how much they mean to you?Do you ever just want to hold them to tight, to squeeze the air out of them?Do you ever want to spend an hour kissing them or stroking their baby-soft skins?Do you ever tell them how perfect they are in every way possible and how much you love them?Do you ever wonder who speeded up time now your a parent. How can another year have passed so quicky?Do you let them know that you like them and enjoy being with them.Do you ever sit when the more »