Day - Gift Ideas from the Heart!
of all the things your mom has done for you. Mine changed my
diapers, fed me, clothed me, and spent way more money on my
clothes than her own. She was the chauffer, shoulder to cry
on, advice giver, chief cook, bottle washer, nurse, housekeeper,
and supreme typist for those last minute reports that were due.
for Mother's Day most of us just run to a store and buy
something nice for her, such as Mother's
Day flowers or chocolate. While those things are nice
a little bit more time thinking about a gift from the heart
will mean so much more!
ever thought of either hiring a cleaning crew for her or doing
her cleaning for her? If you really have to spend money, send
her to a day
spa for a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, and favorite
lunch while YOU take over her duties for a day.
put together some sort of tribute in a scrapbook or family tree that she can set out on her coffee table? This
takes time and ingenuity and will truly show her how much you
care while giving her something to remember your love.
of you who do not have your mothers with you any longer, think
about adopting a mom. Is there a woman in your life who's
a mom and you happen to KNOW won't be getting any appreciation
this Mother's Day? How about you take her out or make her
dinner? Think of ways to celebrate the life of your own Mother
by being with another.
I have two
friends who are facing their first Mother's Day without
their own moms. They are so heartbroken that if someone were
to take them out and love them, I know it would make all the
Isn't that what women are all about, making
a difference in the lives of others? We're the nurturers
and caretakers. Don't let it stop at your immediate family!
Carry it to other families in need.
time to enjoy your Mother. Have fun with her. Celebrate her
life. Revel in her love.
Susie Glennan has been happily married since 1982, is mom to 3 teenagers, and
is a Home Maker, Nurturer, Teacher, Competent Toast Master, Author
and owner of The Busy Woman's Daily Planner. You can reach Susie