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I was asked this week, what’s my ultimate Mother’s Day gift? I selfishly thought a long nap, an uninterrupted toilet break, 20 minutes of silence or not stepping on a piece of Lego, a Thomas train or some other form of sharp object with bare feet for a whole day. I also thought that maybe – just maybe – it would be one whole day without having to repeat myself. “Please finish your breakfast, please finish your breakfast. Breakfast, please finish it… Breakfast, finish, now. Please. Now fast.”

 

But this year I know what I’m getting. And it’s amazingly awesome. In fact, it’s the best gift anyone could be given. A newborn. A new life. A fresh squidgy little bubby. Our family, complete. The most brilliant present a mother could be given – a child!

 

We didn’t plan it this way, in fact our awesome obstetrician, Michael Flynn, picked the date for us, knowing we don’t like doing all things traditionally.

 

“Would you like a Star Wars baby?” he asked us. “A what?” we replied, admittedly thinking he was offering us a wookiee or an ewok.“Your baby can be born on May the 4th…Be with you?”

 

We smiled, agreed, felt thankful for advised caesarians, laughed, then realised we’d better watch all the movies to keep with the theme. But I have to admit, there was a selfish part of me that thought, well, that means he’ll be here on Mother’s Day. He’ll be in my arms and in the kissing zone this year – a blessing and a privilege.

 

And I guess it’s all the more sweeter because we know this is the final hurrah, there will be no more Mini Majors in the future. In fact, I think Paul booked in for the snip not long after my pregnancy hormones hit extreme this time round. And therefore, each kick felt more special leading up to his birth, each roll, each scan and even each time it felt like ‘The Alien’ was gearing up to break through my stomach. I knew this was the last time I would experience such joy and it somehow eased the pain of swollen ankles, sickness and an aching back.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the types of mothers there are – the First Timers, the Return Veterans, the Solo Travellers, the Traditionalists, the Barrier Breakers and the Final Hurrahs. Whatever your story, whatever your journey, I hope you enjoy your ultimate gift – whatever it might be.

 

Moyra Major

Moyra Major  

Moyra has been a familiar voice on Gold Coast radio for over a decade. Throughout her career in radio she's had the pleasure of interviewing people from all over the globe and has even appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in LA. She loves speaking in public, whether it be through the radio or in front of an audience. But she wasn't always very good at it. Moyra finetuned the skill, starting her own business, Major Confident, in 2015 to those like her who struggled to face an audience // www.majorconfident.com