Nothing beats being showered in love and cuddles and the constant parade of lovingly handmade cards and gifts.
The twins had a Mother's Day fundraising stall at school where they purchased me $4 gifts.
Twin A bought me silverplated dessert spoons with tiny seashells on the end. She couldn't wait till Sunday to present them to me, so she ripped open the packet and promptly christened a tub of chocolate yoghurt with one of the lucky spoons.
Twin B surprised me with a boxed set of makeup. The turquoise eyeshadow and hot pink lip gloss will come in handy when I dress up as a Fairy Queen this weekend for Katrushki's birthday.
Katrushki made me a lovely artwork with her handprint and more gold glitter than a Lady Gaga concert.
Darling Mr WhoaMamma surprised me with a beautiful bunch of flowers that beautify my kitchen as well as my soul.
We took my mother, grandmother, aunt and cousins for a family lunch at a favourite Greek restaurant.
Red wine + seafood = One Very Happy Whoa Mamma!
It was great not to worry about washing, cleaning and cooking for a day.
My real joy came from just BEING with my loved ones. No other distractions or duties.
They had my total attention, and I had theirs.
The next day, it was back to reality.
But the strength to carry on came from this beautiful card from Twin B:
I love you because I love you,
and that is why I love you."
Love doesn't need a reason.