We asked some of our community to share their thoughts about their mums. Here’s what they’ve said.
Tracy Mulholland, Green Bay, says of her mum Ngaire: “When you love someone more than anything… that’s me and Mum. I would do anything for her. Ngaire, my Mum is a gentle, kind, and loving person. Like many mums, her love for her children runs deep, and for that I’m grateful. I am very blessed to be so supported and loved, and she has given me the opportunity to be the best person I can. To all the super mums I wish you happiness and joy on your special day”.
Hamish Parbhu, Lynfield, says of his mum Pushpa: “A relationship of extremes. My mother has the best intentions (though not the best delivery!) From waking me up with a vacuum cleaner to study for exams, or hiding my car keys to make sure I ate lunch before leaving home. She is stubborn and caring. She will speak her mind but help others have a voice. She is strong and soft. Happy Mother’s Day”.
Marcus Amosa, Avondale says of his mum: “I love my mum; she’s the best mum in the world! She’s always supported me in all of my crazy adventures. Some of her words of advice that have helped me over the years: Do the work. Go to church (closely followed by Stop drinking beer!) Honesty is the best policy. Mum is always saying, “What will you say when you meet your Creator? How did you help? What did you do with the life God gave you?” Mum's hard work ethic and love of God has really helped shape me as a person!
Nicola Donald and her mum Jo, New Lynn, share their thoughts: Nicola: “Mum and I have always been close, she has always encouraged and loved me unconditionally. Mum has always been my biggest supporter. Over the past 5 years working at the café together, it has strengthened our bond and has given us precious memories and many, many, laughs. If I'm ever given the gift of children, I hope I will be just the type of mother she is; perfect”. And Jo says, "My children are my greatest gift".