We know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult for day for many, especially in these troubling times when you may be not be around friends or family. We hope these ideas bring you comfort.
Take care of yourself:
You may want to spend some time alone, thinking about your Mum. You may experience both happy and sad memories, and it is important to treat yourself with the same kindness and care you would show to a good friend.
Write a card:
If it feels right for you, write a card or note to your Mum. You might want to include what you loved about her, or your earliest memory together. What do you most celebrate about her life?
You can do this by simply lighting a candle. If you are not able to be with others who are also remembering her today, you can agree a time when you will light a candle together and hold her in mind. It doesn’t matter that you are not in the same place. The important thing is that you remember her together.
Reach out to those who knew her too:
Ask questions or start conversations with others who knew her too. What do they remember about her? What was she like when she was younger? Funny memories?
Remember this is just another day:
It can be hard to see others celebrating Mother’s Day when your Mum is not here. Remember this is just another day and it will pass. Be kind to yourself.