It’s not your average gift to give that’s for sure. A mothers day letter? But please, bare with me.
I’m writing this post from the perspective of being a mother myself. Knowing what a Mothers Day letter could contain – although my little ones are too small to write it yet. But their time will come.
Yet, I’m also thinking of this from the point of view of your Mother’s Day. And my mothers, Mothers Day. In fact, all the mothers in the world – their day. Our day.
I’m pretty sure all our mothers would love a heartfelt letter written to them, right? To share how you feel? To explain whatever you want to explain. To say thank you maybe?
To share how much you love them? Or how grateful you are for them?
On the other hand, the thought of writing a Mothers Day letter may fill you with dread. Bring you to tears? Make you angry? Annoyed? Frustrated? Anxious?
Or sadly, perhaps your mum is no longer here, and the thought of writing her a letter is too painful to bare.
I want to open something here which is – all feelings are valid.
Mothers Day can trigger many people. And it can also be a chance to make amends and say sorry if this is needed. It can be an opening for many things, if this is what you want it to be.
Writing a Mothers Day letter
When I say ‘Write a Mothers Day letter’, I invite you to tap into whatever feelings you have there. Tune into it and get curious about your reaction. It’ll give you insight into what you’re dealing with.
A lot of the time, we’re so busy, acting on autopilot, saying we’re OK, that we have no clue what’s going on in the depths of our minds.
Which is why this activity of writing a Mothers Day letter could be the start of something incredible. For good things only come when you face the thing you’re running away from.
I won’t go any deeper than that, but I invite you to write a Mothers Day letter.
Write it, and if you like, give it to your Mum. Tell her everything you’re grateful for. All the things you love and share together, and give it to her, seeing her face as she opens it, and sheds tears of emotion for you.
If this is not the place you’re at however, do not judge this, neither judge yourself, but instead consider writing a letter and keeping it. Use it as a form of therapy, and get open and honest about how you’re feeling.
There is such a concept called the ‘mother wound’ and I’m only just discovering this topic myself.
We all have a mother wound, and I intend to write a detailed post about it in the near future, so look out for that. It’s not actually negative per say, so don’t be alarmed!
But perhaps, this Mothers Day could be something magical? If you’re in that place, and again, if you’re not, don’t judge it. Just acknowledge your feelings and interrogate them a bit. There is no right or wrong here. Just what is.
I want to finish this post by wishing all the beautiful, strong, courageous mothers around the world a happy mothers day, wherever you may be and whatever you are doing.
There are many mothers in conflict zones right now who are the strongest, most resilient, bravest women on the planet.
They are going through terrifying ordeals and turmoil, as are their young children, and my heart is with them – so too are my prayers. Like many of you, I wish I could do so much more to help.
So, will you write that letter? And give it? or not? Will you write it for yourself?