It seems we are all going to need some comfort on Mother’s Day in the UK with lockdown restrictions in place. However, spare a thought for those who can’t see their mums again because they have passed on.
It’s Mother’s Day in the UK on 14th March 2021 and elsewhere in the world on May 9th. Unfortunately, unless you are in a bubble, most elderly mothers are not going to be able to see their children, unless it’s a one-to-one visit ourdoors in a public space or you are a regular visitor to their care home.
One can imagine all the door-to-door deliveries of flowers, chocolates and gifts that will have to make up for being able to visit in person. It’s really difficult to have to celebrate another special day with social distancing restrictions but at least we have virtual ways of meeting that will allow some comfort on Mother’s Day, especially for those mums who are self-isolating or live far away from their children.
Yes, even the most technically challenged mums have now learned how to use Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp etc! Of course, there will be the inevitable, “Can you hear me?” / “How do I turn the video on!” types of questions, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. There is nothing we wouldn’t do for our mums, considering all they have done for us.
Comfort on Mother’s Day
Of course Mother’s Day is always difficult for those who have a mum that has passed on. Or for women who cannot have children or mums that have had miscarriages or had to bury their children. So our hearts go out to them, with the same comfort we have received, let us comfort others.
If like me, your mother has gone on to her Heavenly home you may feel resentful that you have no one to call. Or you may feel alone, abandoned and tearful. If that is you, may you receive comfort on Mother’s Day by reading my post How to Cope with the Death of a Loved One written after my mother’s death.
She was a wonderful woman who lived such a rich life and when she passed away at 86 she had accomplished so much. So, no matter what thoughts of regret and remorse I may have, I know she wouldn’t want me to think like that for one second. Such is the selfless love of mothers!
So here’s wishing all mothers a very happy Lockdown Mother’s Day. If your mother lives far away, don’t forget to send those overnight deliveries. Due to the excellent array of delivery services in this country, we have no excuse to forget our mums this Mother’s Day! And, if like me, your mother is no longer alive, call a mother figure in your life and be a blessing to them.
Mothering Sunday Lockdown rules
Sadly, the Government restrictions mean the whole families won’t be able to gather if they live apart. However, from 8 March, you are now allowed to meet one other person outdoors. So if your mum is not in your bubble you can still meet her outside in a public space. For mothers with more than one child, this may require a relay! It seems it’s okay to have a drink together oni a park bench or a picnic are permitted which will be great if the weather is okay.
We look forward to 29 March when you can meet up to six people outside and 17 May when up to six people can meet indoors. Hopefully the final end to all restrictions will definitely come on 21 June and we can all make up for all the lost time with our families over the summer.
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