Happy Mother’s Day!

Ophelia’s Diary.

As now I am an Au Pair in America, this is the first Mother’s Day I can’t spend together with my mom in China. I miss my mom so much during this special time and I am sure she misses me a lot too.

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Even though I am far away from her still I wish my dear mom have a great Mother’s Day. To make my mom happy, I made her some cute pictures. I keep updating my Au Pair stories to mom every week. She knows I have a great Au Pair life here and she is very happy for me.

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I am far from my mom but I am not alone at all. I still have host mom, host grandmothers here. They are all my family. My host child Theo is only less than one and a half years old, but he knows Mother’s Day! He is picking up a flower for his mom!

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During this special time, I want to give thanks and hugs to my LAR Polina too. She is more like a mom for us. She cares everything about us, just like caring about her own daughters. Thank you Polina. We love you! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in 82 countries and territories around the world, including Australia, the United States, China, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Vietnam and South Africa. Mother’s Day is celebrated in different ways around the world.flowers

People of South Africa celebrate Mother’s Day in its true spirit by acknowledging the importance of mothers in their lives and thanking them profusely for all their love and care. Young children present their mothers with homemade gifts while the elder ones buy gifts for their mothers.

In South Africa, Mother’s Day is taken as an opportunity to thank not just mothers but also grandmothers and women who are like mothers.

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There are hundreds of  the host mothers, who became like mothers to their Au Pairs.

Host mothers, who opened their homes and hearts for Au Pairs!
Host moms, who are very busy with their work and family, but still have time to spend with their Au Pairs.
Host moms, who are considerate, warm and friendly and always willing to help.
Host moms, who are caring, respectful and teaches their Au Pairs in a positive way.

One Au Pair recently shared with me, saying that her experience being an Au Pair in america is very valuable.  She said, “I have grown as a person,  have learned many things first of all, I learned from my host mom how to be a good mother. My host mom is such a busy person and successful in her career, but with the kids she is very loving, patient and respectful to “the little people.” I believe my host mother is a  good example how to raise children.”mothers day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms! 

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