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As some of us grieve, we take a look at why Mother's Day means more in a post-covid world




Mother's Day means different things to different people. On occasion it can mean turning up at the last minute with a garage bought bouquet and a sheepish grin. Sometimes it means remembering a lost loved one.

For mothers of young children, it often means exclaiming delight at a scribbled card or a bracelet made out of dried pasta.

Since the pandemic, Mothering Sunday has taken on a new meaning, one of which most will be unanimous on.

Flowers by Joyce Lucas (44400798)
Flowers by Joyce Lucas (44400798)

Having spent last Mother's Day in lockdown, a lot of us came to realise the importance of family.

Hundreds of people have lost loved ones in the past year, unable to say our last goodbyes or give them a hug.

Many people will spend this Sunday wishing that their mum was there with them, lamenting the years they forgot to give thanks or quickly stopped at the garage to grab a card. Maybe they forgot to call.

Some of us can't help but think of the young mums who have lost their lives in the pandemic.

Three months after starting her dream job with the NHS Rachel Trott, 36 a mum of three from Ashford contracted Covid-19 and died on New Years Eve.

In the Mother's Days to come, her children will spend it in sombre remembrance of her life.

A young mum died of coronavirus in Brazil moments after giving birth to twins as her husband revealed she only had time to say goodbye.

Larissa Blanco, 24, had Covid-19 as she gave birth and her body wasn't strong enough to fight a blood haemorrhage.

So many other stories like these have stacked up in newspaper column inches since last March, tales of mother's lost to the virus - both young and old.

So this year, for those of us lucky enough to have our mothers still with us, we will show extra gratitude, make that extra phone call, cherish the fact we have another year with the most important woman in our lives.

And for those of us with young children, we hug them that little bit tighter, grateful that we are there by their sides.



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