Mary Ann Evans was one of the leading English novelists of the 19th century, writing under the pen name George Eliot to ensure her novels were taken seriously in an era when female writers were most commonly known for romance novels.
Eliot was only 16 years old when her beloved mother died, and one of her most famous quotes says simply, “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”
Today is Mother’s Day across much of the world, a day when we celebrate the woman who raised us, the one who comforted us through scraped knees as children, and heartache as adults. The person who scolded us when we were naughty, and beamed with pride through every one of our successes.
There are thousands of words that have, and can be spoken about mothers, but when it comes down to it, she’s your mother, and you know best what she means to you.
If, like me, you’re lucky enough to be a mum yourself, enjoy today, spend it with your children if you can, and let them spoil and pamper you any way they choose.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous women out there raising future generations of mankind.