Mothers day for me is all about giving simple gifts rather than expensive ones. It’s about spending time with my mum and showing my appreciation towards her. I think everyones go to presents are flowers and chocolates which are lovely but when I read about the campaign Fragrance Direct were doing I definitely did agree – flowers die after several days and they’re also a common mothers day present so if you want to give something else this Mother’s day a fragrance is a lovely choice and Fragrance Direct are offering some fantastic deals for Mother’s Day gifts that wont break the bank. My two favourites are Hugo Boss The Scent For Her and Lacoste Pour Elle Sparkling, both absolutely gorgeous bottles, lovely colour tones for Mother’s Day and they smell absolutely divine. The perfect scents for everyday wear or kept for those special occasions.
I’ve done something a little different for Mother’s day and wrote some words for my mum. I’ve seen a few “Open Letters To My…” floating around the internet and I like the style of them. What better time than for Mother’s Day to write these words…
Thank you for bringing me into this world, for loving me and teaching me respect and right from wrong. For giving me days off school when I had language speaking tests and for all the times you said yes when dad said no. For all the lifts to friends houses until I could drive and even then the 3am phone calls on nights out. Thank you for not shouting when a policeman knocked on the door and you had to come pick up your paralytic daughter because she got her drink spiked.
Thank you for seeing me through my teenage years, trying to find my path. For not forcing me to go to university or stay in education for any longer than I wanted to. For always believing in what I want to do from Photography, Blogging to quitting my job for my happiness. Thank you for allowing me to move my bedroom layout around countless times and always offering to help every time.
Thank you for always being there to talk to, I didn’t appreciate that enough when I was younger, bottled everything up so you’d think I was happy. Little did I know you would love me anyway for my mistakes, reassure me it would be okay. I know that now, I know you are there to talk to whatever is on my mind and I am thankful. Thankful I have a lovely caring mother, I feel lucky because without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. You taught me how to be caring, how to love and how to be happy with myself.
You made me believe you had super powers, that you could see through the walls in primary school when I would shout ‘I’m getting ready’ and actually I was still watching Nody in bed. You always knew when I wasn’t okay, when something didn’t go right that day, you asked and I would reply “I’m fine” because I didn’t realise it was better to talk rather than hide.
Thank you for sticking around, for not running off when us sulky teenagers didn’t listen and Dad didn’t stick up for you. When no one believed you were right even though you always were. Mother’s know best and I know I’m glad that you’re mine.
All my love,
*This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own