Backstory – Best Mother’s Day Gift
I was at a loss to choose a gift for my mom for Mother’s Day. Like most mothers of adult children, she has everything. Yet she has meant so much to me, that I wanted to gift her with something befitting her status in my heart. Then a thought from childhood occurred to me. A gift I prepared that cost time rather than money. Hmm. Seemed that might be a good gift from a grown up too. Listen in and see what you think.
Consider This Show – Best Mother’s Day Gift
Mother’s Day is the biggest greeting card holiday of the year. Adult children throughout the land spend precious time considering what card and what gift to give to the woman who gave them life.
Purchases will include nightgowns and sweaters and jewelry. Restaurants will be full of moms being celebrated by their families. Florists and card merchants’ cash registers will sing.
But as your mom ages, the Mother’s Day gift she may need from you, more than anything else, is the gift of your time. During quiet time together, she can recall all the moments that gave you both joy, as you were growing up. You can tell her how proud you are of the kind of mother she was. She can tell you what pride your choices in life have given her.
Figure out how you can give your mom the gift of your time. Plan a weekend away, just the two of you. Give her tickets to a play, with you as her companion.
Take her to a concert or a bingo or a wrestling match. Whatever she likes to …whether it’s one of YOUR favorite pastime or not.
Give her a gift certificate to a gym – and then go with her to exercise.
The THINGS you buy are appreciated, but the real value is the memories you give. It applies on Mother’s Day – and all year round.
You can also post a kudo on Facebook or other social media to show you noticed. It all counts.