As it’s mothering Sunday here in the UK, it’s often tradition that daffodils are given or bought, although of course many other bunches of flowers are also sold, but I wondered what was the significance of the daffodil, so I did some research.
Here is what one site says..
Symbolising new life and re birth, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend has it that if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home teleflora
Today I take my hat off in respect to all those mothers, the good, the bad, the in laws, the Foster mothers, adoptive mothers, surrogates, mother like figures, those that are not with us.
Whatever the relationship, I hope today that bridges can be built, relationships be restored, that love can be found for even the hardest of relationships and a moment can be spared to think of those people in our life.
A huge thank you to my own.