Mothers Day in NZ
We take autumn flowers, take hand made or glossy greeting cards, shout cafe lunches, make dutiful visits to the matriarch to recognise Mothers Day. Orchestrated kindness that might be otherwise missed in the busy lives of children.
Many of us don’t need the wheels of commerce to remind us to to be kind to the woman who parented us.
Her hearing is shot, the heart beat rattles, breath is short, her back creaks and she takes so many medications that turning on the TV is a confusing challenge.
But she brought an iPad last week and is keen to use it for her writing and keeping in touch with the family.
I’m proud of our family who look in on her and Dad each week, helping with paper work, and , sending her fun e-mails, showing her tricks on the iPad and patiently showing her how to turn on the TV again.