Sunday, 14 March 2010


This post is a little out of the ordinary for this blog but , on this Mothering Sunday, I wanted to post something especially for mothers. This lovely Irish song, sung by the equally lovely Bridie Gallagher, really says it all - "A MOTHER'S LOVE IS A BLESSING". To all mothers, thank you and a very Happy Mothering Sunday.


  1. This is very lovely. Is Mothering Sunday a special holiday in Wales? Perhaps it's like our Mother's Day which we celebrate in May. Thanks for sharing this. Hope all is well with you.

  2. What a lovely clear voice!

    God bless.

  3. I know this one off by heart. Mom had a record of it, and used to play it when we were young. I am going to go and look for another favourite of hers now, I am in a real nostalgic mood! Thanks for the memory.

  4. Lovely, a mother's love sure is a blessing!!!

  5. Hello Sr Ann Marie

    It is lovely to hear from you. I appreciate your interest and support. Here is a little history of the British 'Mothering Sunday'. Hope you enjoy it.

    Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). Until recent years, it was always known as 'Mothering Sunday', but today it is just as often called 'Mother's Day'. However, it has no connection with the American celebration of that name. Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their 'mother' church - the main church or Cathedral of the area. It is thought that it was the return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

    I hope that explains things a bit. God bless you Sister.

  6. Hi Victor
    I think she has a lovely voice too. In her day she was very, very popular. That would have been in the 1950s & perhaps, the early 1960s.

    Thanks for your visit and God bless you.

  7. Hi shadowlands
    Yes, I cut my teeth on that one too! Isn't it amazing how music can melt the years away and transport us back to other times and places. Like you, those old songs put me into nostalgic mode too. Take care & God bless you, my friend.

  8. Hi Tracy
    Great to hear from you. I agree with you 100%! Mothers deserve to be cherished, not just on Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday, but every minute of every day. Thanks for visiting and God bless you, Tracy.

  9. BG, I was just listening this beautiful song! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  10. Hi Esther G
    Thanks for looking in. It is great to hear from you! It is a lovely song, isn't it? And a Mother's love really is a blessing. Sometimes we take that 'blessing' for granted so, even though card manufacturers make a bundle out of Mothering Sunday and Mothers Day, it is good to have such days to show our Mothers just how much we appreciate them. God bless you, Esther G.


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