Monday 27 March 2017

Mothers Day 2017: Blooms and Laughter

I know that people will say that "every day is a Mother’s Day for Muslims" and I fully agree, but you don't get flowers and presents every day (or many days at all in my case) so I will take what I can get.

Mother’s Day this year was a light hearted and sweet affair.  Darling's offering was this flower from nursery, which was almost exactly the same as Gorgeous made a few years ago in nursery, except this was an upgrade. His flower said he loved me because I made him food.

These were the flowers I got, Little Lady asked her dad to get them for me and chose the beautiful scarf with the help of my sister.  I and LL had a good laugh, because hubby didn't get the flowers LL asked for and came home with these, which I am convinced look like funeral flowers, they even look like the kind you lay flat on a coffin.  I was still super happy to get them. 

Of course my mum's haul of flowers was in a whole different league:

Mothers Day 2017 by Shutterbug Sister

Happy Mothers Day! by Harlequin Sister

"We have enjoined on man and woman kindness to parents; but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not'" ~ Quran 29:8

The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai)

A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” ~ Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.” ~ Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

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