Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has always been a bit of a let down for me, as a mother. Not because of my kids at all – they are so precious and do all they can!

Mostly because it’s been tainted with bad memories. Every mom should be made to feel treasured and loved on Mother’s Day. That’s not something that has happened to me much except in the last couple of years. So, can I encourage you with something? Hopefully move you to make your mom or another mom in your life feel treasured and loved…

Do whatever you can to make her day special. It doesn’t take a lot.

Maybe you’ve never given her flowers – give her flowers! It doesn’t have to be some $75 bouquet of long stemmed roses. I know locally, there are several stores (including a huge warehouse store) that have beautiful mixed flower arrangements for under $20!

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I had the wonderful surprise of a knock on my door yesterday and a man in a big brown truck delivering a box containing this mini rose bush. The card says they are from my kids, but I know it was my dad! Still. I cried, people. Cried. I was married for over 12 years. TWELVE – and never once in that time had flowers been delivered to me. Never once had I received roses. Simple flowers a couple of times, yeah. But never roses. Yeah – I said I didn’t want flowers because they just die, but every girl likes flowers.

Buy some flowers. Seriously. Or go pick some.

Make her breakfast, or lunch or even dinner! Can’t cook? Buy her a cookie. Something. Think long and hard about that mom of yours – unless you are a mom yourself, you can’t understand the depth of her love or all she gave up for you.

Men – make the mother of your children feel special, treasured and loved. Make this a day she will remember. Don’t be a grumpy jerk (no matter WHAT is going on) and fill her day with bad memories. I know that a lot of women relate memories to certain holidays, special occasions and even songs, scents or locations. Make this day special. Give her warm fuzzy memories. Make her cry happy tears.

Pictures. I LOVE pictures. Especially of my kids. I know time is short, so maybe tell her you plan to take some pictures of her and her kids together, then get prints made and frame them! A lot of stores have websites where you can upload your pix, choose your prints and go pick them up in just a couple of hours! Last year I decided to buy me a Mother’s Day gift – a 20×30 print of my kids, framed! I spent less than $30 – seriously! Shopping online, ordering my print from a warehouse store! GREAT deals and I still love my picture!

Bottom line is this – don’t give any mother a bad memory on Mother’s Day. While the bad memories I have don’t hurt as much as they used to, they are still there. My goal and my plan is to flood them out by making new memories! I’ve done it with other bad memories, why not these ones?!?!

 

Proverbs 31:28a 
Her children arise and call her blessed…

About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!
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