By Kai Lin
It’s the little things that count.
Often we focused too much about the bigger picture, but if we slow down and think about the little things in life and the most intimate moments spent with our mums, we can discover so many precious moments that are cherishable.
This Mother’s Day we wanted to share our stories with our mums, the little things that we love about them that they are unaware of. These stories with our mums are intimate and are one of the many little things we love about them.
Kai Lin, Lifestyle Editor Contributor
For the past 26 years of my life, I don’t think I have ever not made my mum worry about me. Growing up, I was a child of my own mind, or you can also say I am a stubborn child. I was constantly challenging the ‘what ifs’ in my life without thinking so much about the consequences sometimes. I think it is safe to say that I have now realised how difficult of a child I am to bring up.
My mum is so much more than just a mother. She is an individual and strong woman that has so much personality. I love her more than anything and I just have to share that one little quirk about her that I love so much.
One time we were at the beach and she was so amazed by the huge ocean and the big waves that she didn’t notice the waves coming to her feet. Me and my brother slowly walked backwards from the waves and left her screaming when the waves hit her feet. It was hilarious but incredibly adorable at the same time.
Rebecca, Beauty Editor Contributor
One of the many things that I love about my mum is how even though we are at different ends of the country and have been for the past two lockdowns, she always shows me that she’s thinking of me. It can be as simple as telling me TV shows that I would like or texting me updates about my cat, but I know she’s there for me. Sometimes, she even sends me some of her delicious baking in the post, then I know she really loves me!
Racheal, Lifestyle Editor Contributor
First of all, I just want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! We truly appreciate you for your strength, love, and care. You are paving the way beautifully for all future mothers! I truly thank you and honour you all today! But today I would like to personally honour my mother for always pushing me to be the best version of myself.
My mum knows her worth and isn’t afraid to show it. She is a great model of “Know your worth. Then add tax”. But with her confidence comes savagery!
One funny thing my mum always says is, “If I don’t tell you at home, someone will tell you outside”. This is her polite way of saying change your ways before you embarrass yourself! And I love this about her! We all have that one friend we can go to and know that they will be brutally honest with us.
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Kacie, Lifestyle Editor Contributor
This past year has been incredibly hard for my mother because of the amount of health issues she has had to fight through. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was always sick from chemo and exhausted, yet this would never get in the way of her being there for us. Anytime we call her she answers and even though our problems are nothing compared to hers. She will still listen to us and encourage us to be the best we can be.
Despite the illness, she never loses the energy to love and care for her grandchildren or be there for my sister and me. A modern-day Wonder Woman, she maintains her strength and determination and is the kind of mother I wish everyone could have.
She’s my absolute best friend!
Valentine, Lifestyle Editor Contributor
My mum is an incredibly interesting woman. She’s smart, strong, determined, and is capable of unconditional love. Although she often annoys me (because she tends to be right when we disagree), I love and admire her.
If I had to mention only one (of the many) quirky things, that my mum does, it would be the way she rubs her upper lip with her pinky when she’s REALLY focused. When she starts rubbing her lip while reading a book, I know she’s getting to the good part. When she does it while listening to someone, I know she’s truly involved in the conversation. When she does it while watching a thriller, I know she’s figured it all out!
My mum is a fascinating woman, she plays a million different roles: a boss, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a confidant, a therapist (often), and a mum. My mum. I feel very lucky. Happy Mother’s day!”
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What’s your story?
“Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin” – Mitch Albom
Take some time and look back at the photos, remember the moments where the both of you spend joy and laughter together, looking at how far you and your mum have come, you will find your own story with your mum. On that note, I wish all mums a Happy Mother’s Day.