In honour of the occasion I have copied onto my POEMS page (on the right) a poem I wrote when my own children were small, more years ago than I care to remember.
This photograph was the only studio portrait my own mother ever had taken, probably for the benefit of her parents before she left Australia with my father and me to live in England.
Two boys and another girl later, she was still smiling.
Here we all are in 1961 - I'm the moody teenager on the left!
Now Mum has twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. I took this photo on Mothers' Day in England in March this year - doesn't she look great?
HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY (again) MUM XX