Happy Birthday, Mum!

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It’s my mum’s birthday today. I can’t pop in and see her, take her flowers or make her a cake because she’s visiting with my brother down in Tasmania. (And yes, they are all safe from the fires, thank you!)

So instead I thought I’d take a moment to say thank you to my mum for some of the ways she has enriched my life.

Thank you mum for teaching me manners, and helping me understand that the feelings of others are important.  Thank you for teaching me to be considerate and compassionate.

Thank you for letting me follow you around the kitchen, for fostering my love of cooking, and for letting me make dinner – even when I did use every herb and condiment, and every pot and pan just to make one very strange-tasting dish.

Thanks for letting us spend so much time with our grandparents.  I am only now appreciating what a gift that is in my life.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you made to make sure we got a good education.

Thank you for teaching me that we should celebrate the important occasions in our lives.  In honour of this last one, here’s cake.  (BTW – You were the one who taught me how to make the chocolate leaves…)

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I hope you get to indulge in some fabulous tasty treats today. I love you.  {{{HUGS}}}

Happy Birthday Mum!

And if any of you would like to make this delicious Celebration Chocolate Mud Cake for yourself, my easy-to-follow recipe is here:

Celebration Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

PS Don’t feel you have to wait for a special occasion to make this, because there is always something to celebrate in life!

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mum!

  1. Thank you darling,yes I may be far away (with your brother and sister) but always close in my heart.We will celebrate with a mystery lunch organised somewhere and you can be assured there will be cake…thank you for your lovely words, a parent always loves to hear that somewhere they have made a difference.All my love and thank you for being you.xxxx

  2. Happy Birthday to YOU lovely Nicole’s Mum. I’d just like to say THANK YOU for all your loving influence without which all our lives would be very much lacking. For your Daughter is a Cracker, so you must be The Bomb! Enjoy all your lovelies, much love to you today especially XXX

  3. Awww, that’s beautiful! What lovely heartfelt communication. Yes, a very Happy Birthday to Nicole’s mum. What a wonderful, talented woman you are. We know this, because we know the wonderful, talented daughter you created, who is a blessing to us all. Well done and enjoy! And “well done” to all the wonderful mums/women/dads/men out there who through your love and guidance continue to help others to grow and blossom. 🙂 x

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