What does it mean to be a mum? With us celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 14th, we put this question to 10 women. Their responses were honest, heart-warming and inspirational, read them all below:
Jessica Swift, mum of 2
‘Being surrounded by love. Having to juggle tasks and feeling a little overwhelmed at times but going to sleep content knowing my children look up to me.’
Wandana Faheem, mum of 2
‘Being a mum means having a reason to laugh at the silliest jokes, and messy fingers and hands that mean the whole world to you.’
Jenna Keller, mum of 3
‘Being a mum means sleepless nights, non-stop laughter and fun, toys spread all across the carpet, finger-painting in the kitchen…motherhood has made life more colourful than I ever knew it could be. It’s the greatest job in the whole world. I never knew unconditional love until I became a mum.’
Kelly Cookes, mum of 2
‘Giving them roots so they know that they’ll always have a place to come home, no matter how old they get. But also giving them wings to go off and chase their dreams’.
Amanda Burrows, mum of 1
‘Doing your best to provide your child with love, support, confidence, kindness, positivity, empathy, and all the day-to-day basics!’
Bobbie Butler, mum of 3
‘Being a mum is everything to me. My children are my whole world. The love I feel for them is like nothing else. I hurt when they are hurting and beam with joy at their achievements. They are the most precious things in the world and I never take them for granted. A kiss and a cuddle from them is like winning the lottery every time.’
Laura Walker, mum of 2
‘Being a mum means everything to me. They amaze me every day and make me reflect on things in a new light. They show no fear and in turn, I have also learned to lose my own inhibitions, it’s hard but so rewarding.’
This Mother’s Day, give mum the gift of choice with a One4all Gift Card. She’ll be able to treat herself to something she’ll love at over 55,000 retail partners nationwide and some online too. Buy online here or pick one up at your local Post Office, Tesco, Morrisons and Co-op.