The Mother’s Gift

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! Motherhood is all about growth as a person. Little ones are good teachers about the simple pleasures in life. A peal of laughter, a burst of a song in the middle of the day. Rarely are adults as spontaneous expressing their feelings as freely.
Life isn’t all about the laughter and songs. Each child has their own challenges and needs. These little ones needs to be supported so that they don’t waver or break. Sometimes those challenges nearly break a Mother’s heart. We wish we could bear the pain, but each child must live their own life. We can only be nearby, to soothe, support and love.
Never does a Mother feel that her work is complete. No one Mother is like another, each has their strengths and weaknesses. I guess that there are really no rules to Motherhood other than unconditional love, even though society often sets standards to what a “good Mom” is. We’ll try our best with the skills and gifts we have.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special Mother’s near and far!

“The Mother’s Gift”
by Cynthia I Rogers

The dreaming
The longing
The anticipation
The belonging

The plans
The preparations
The excitement
The wonder of creations

The approaching time
The gatherings
The closeness
The names of beings

The emotions
The hearts lift
The new beginning
The Mother’s Gift

This year Mother’s day is an exciting time in more ways than one. It is only a matter of days or weeks that we will be welcoming a new little person into our family.

Breakfast for the special Mother in your life
banana pann

The recipe is slightly adapted from Bernice’s blog, Realistic Cooking Ideas for Busy People.
Here is the link to this delicious recipe.

My recipe is a double batch, so for a smaller amount just make half of the recipe.

Whole Wheat Honey Banana Pecan Pancakes

5.9 dl/ 2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
5.9 dl/ 2 1/2 c flour
4 tsp. baking powder
4 tsp. baking soda
70 g/2.5 oz pecans chopped
1-2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

4 eggs, whisked
4 bananas, mashed
4 cups milk
4 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients and mix with the dry ingredients. Fry on a medium heat griddle and serve with Maple syrup, sliced bananas, a hug and a few Pansies for your Mother.


  1. Such a thoughtful post and beautiful pictures! The pancakes look absolutely delicious. -Veronica

  2. Have a wonderful mother’s day. I have no doubt those treasures you’ve created will come up with something to delight you, And congratulations! what wonderful news. It is a magical time when the future unfolds further for us by presenting us with another human to love.
    Have a wonderful birth day, when the time arrives.

    1. Thank you! It is an exciting time since every morning when I wake up I think, “It could be today.” The little treasures had each made a beautiful card…so touching and made the day special.

  3. How do I always manage to read your delicious recipes in the evening, when I’m really full from dinner and anyway too lazy to go to shop for the ingredients BUT really starving for dessert… 😉

  4. I love that your post expresses the life of a mother so perfectly; the joys and the sorrows. What wonderful news that another little one will soon be part of your loving family. Well, the little one is already a part; perhaps I should say ‘will make an appearance in your family’.

    1. Motherhood, or maybe parenthood is more accurate tends to bring out the best and the worst, the patience and impatience in us 🙂 We are really looking forward to meeting the little one!

  5. Beautiful ❤ ❤ Never read something so beautiful about Mothers's day! So true! Could read your words again and again and again! And congrats on welcoming little one ❤ Wish you lots of love, you are blessed!

  6. Happy Mother’s Day to you (even when my greeting is late). It is always Mother’s Day anyway – mother’s day to clean, to take care of children 😉 A little boost will not hurt. 🙂
    Congratulations for being a mother for the Nth time. 🙂 My prayers for you and your baby for a wonderful delivery. 🙂

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