The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Where would the world be without moms?  Those precious, loving, caring angels who brought us into this world and walked right alongside of us as we traveled down life’s twisting and turning paths.  Yes, Mother’s Day is all about “mom” – but we must never forget to honor her every day, not just on May 10th.

If your mother has passed away, light a candle on Mother’s Day in her honor and say a heartfelt prayer.  I have a battery powered angel candle that I turn on every Mother’s Day and on our mother’s birthday as a special remembrance.

If you are fortunate enough to still have your mom around, even in these challenging times of social distancing, there are ways to make her feel special.  Let your mother know that when this pandemic is lifted, you’ll be taking her for a trip – even if it’s only a day trip.   It’s important to set a “tentative date and place.”  This will let your mother know you thought it out and it will also give her a specific day to look forward toTime spent with your mother is the most valuable gift you could possibly give her.  When you talk to her and give her the details of your outing, I know it will make both of you smile!

If you live with your mom, surprise her with Tea for Two:  Whip out the nice china and tablecloth.  Surprise your mom with an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, scones and other pastries for her to enjoy.  If it’s a nice day, take it outside on the porch or balcony.

Sadly, we lost our mom almost 6 years ago in the summer of 2014.  But every year on Mother’s Day at Sunday school, our mom whipped out her sheet music.  I can still see her proudly playing the piano while the classroom sang the words to her favorite 1915 song:  M-O-T-H-E-R, a word that means the world to me.   The words are incredibly sentimental, and if you’re missing your mom, they really hit home.

If you still have your mother with you, please make extra time for her all year long — she is truly one of a kind – and she’s YOURS!  If your Mom has passed on, keep your memories of her in your heart and she’ll be with you always.  Remember what M-O-T-H-E-R stands for:

M is for the million things she gave me.

O means only that she’s growing old.

T is for the tears were shed to save me.

H is for her heart of purest gold.

E is for her eyes, with love light shining

R means right, and right she’ll always be.

Put them all together and it spells Mother, a word that means the world to me.

This above song was introduced and made famous by Eva Tanguay.  It was known as “Eva Tanguay’s Great Mother Song.”  Eva (1878-1947) was one of the silent era’s brightest stars and was also known as the “I Don’t Care” girl.




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