This blog is a tribute to Moms and all the women who mother children- women who are like Moms. This is for Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, Friends, Babysitters, Teachers, and many more. You know what I’m talking about when I say raising children is your greatest joy, but can also be full of challenges and sorrow. When a woman becomes a Mom, her heart suddenly becomes full of love. The child doesn’t have to do anything! Moms think their children are the smartest, cutest, funniest, most talented people on the planet…. isn’t it wonderful to have a cheerleader like that! But Moms also feel the pain of their child not making the team, falling off their bike, and having their heart broken. This incredible Mother/Child connection goes from heart to heart.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” Author Unknown
Here is one definition of how the celebration of Mother’s Day began from Wikipedia: “The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother’s day.”
This year we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2013. I challenge you to tell and show love to your Mom and women who have been like a Mom to you. A gift is lovely, but as a Mom, I love a simple card from my daughters. My heart is happy when they take the time to let me know they love and appreciate me! So, don’t let the thought of a large expense keep you from showing these women how much they mean to you!
Ideas for Mother’s Day:
- Call your Mom on the phone- don’t text or email…. call her! One year, both of my daughters sang “Happy Mother’s Day” to me! (In the tune of “Happy Birthday”)
- Women love flowers! You might pick up an inexpensive bouquet or a live plant she can watch grow.
- A card, note, or letter is a gift a Mom can read for years. I have a shoebox filled with cards…. I look through these treasures when I miss my girls or just want to remember….
- A gift is always appreciated. Maybe your Mom collects something or has recently started a new hobby you could contribute to. Don’t just pick up the first thing you see at the store, think about your Mom’s passions and wants!
- And probably the best gift you can give your Mom for Mother’s Day is your time. Has it been awhile since you’ve visited her? Try to schedule a visit soon. And make this a time about her… where would your Mom like to eat, what activities would she like to do, where would she like to spend the afternoon? Moms spend so much time putting others first- let her know that she is important to you!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms and women like Moms!
We appreciate YOU!
We’d love you to share ways you love and honor your Mom and the women in your life who are like a Mom- leave your comments in the section below.