MEGAN Dalton sees her mum Thelma Terry once a week, but she still wanted Mother's Day to be a special occasion.
So yesterday Ms Dalton and her sister Linda Terry took their mother to Casuarina for a relaxing picnic to show her just how much she means to them.
And the event was made even more special by the fact that Mrs Terry's grandchildren were there to share in the celebrations.
“I see her once a week, but it's still nice to make this day special,” Ms Dalton said of her mother.
“We wanted to take her out to the park for a nice morning tea.
“She just does so much for us. When I'm at work she will come over and do my ironing for me or run a duster over the place.
“She looks after the kids. She's just a great support.”
The weather was perfect for a morning picnic yesterday.
Mrs Terry, who lives at Burleigh, was treated to fresh fruit, cakes and pastries by Ms Dalton and her children James, 4, and Grace, 3.
Linda Terry's daughter Taiya, 7, presented her grandmother with a bouquet of flowers.
Living at Terranora with her daughter, Ms Terry wanted to bring her mother down to the Tweed for a special picnic.
Ms Dalton, who lives at Robina, said the park at Casuarina was a “lovely spot” and that the family would visit again.
“It was very quiet in the morning, but it got very busy closer to lunch time,” she said.
“Everybody came down then for their Mother's Day celebrations.
“The kids had a play in the park; it was great. It was a lovely Mum's Day and Nan's Day as well.”
As for Ms Dalton's own Mother's Day, she was treated to breakfast in bed by her children.
“I got cards they made me at day care,” she said. “And I got breakfast in bed.”
- The modern Mother's Day is celebrated on various days and in many places around the world.
- This holiday was created at the start of the 20th century, not to be confused with the early pagan and Christian traditions honouring mothers.
- In most countries the Mother's Day celebration is a recent holiday derived from the Mothering Sunday holiday in the UK.
- In Australia, Malaysia and United States, it is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May.