When I go through situations in my day-to-day life as a mother that I find challenging or having me on the brink of tears, I often think of my mom.
My mother was the epitome of strength and grace. She raised three children (with the support of my hard-working father) having started her motherhood journey in humble surroundings. She worked long hours with no car while juggling the many tasks of school pick up and drop off’s and extra-curricular activities while still making sure to give us a warm breakfast, hugs and kisses, and bedtime stories before tucking us into bed at night. She would sometimes be late picking me up from school because she missed a bus after work but she still made it. Sure, there were days that I had PB&J sandwiches three days in a row for lunch but the one thing I can never forget is that she tackled each day making sure when we saw her, she was smiling. She was smiling because she was able to be there for us and knowing that everything she did was for us. Her children. She didn’t allow little problems to defeat her or get in the way of her personal goals. She had (and still has to this day) big hopes and dreams for her children and not a time goes by that she doesn’t let us know how proud she is of us. Loyal, loving and persevering — that’s my mom. And now she offers the same type of ardent allegiance and affection to our children. Quintessential “Super-Grandma”, we call her. Because that’s exactly what she is. In all honesty, I hope to be half of the mother my mom was to me and my siblings.
Every mother’s day I wonder what I could possibly give to her that would express our love and appreciation. I know material things never really matter to her (nor to most moms) when it comes from the heart, but for me, gifts are a sweet gesture to say thank you.
If you’re indecisive on narrowing it down to one item, how about a gift basket? Gift baskets as a token of appreciation have been around for ages and personally, I LOVE them! I love giving them and I love receiving them. You can personalize them how you’d like according to the recipient’s taste and it’s just such a nice feeling receiving a special surprise to your door and opening a basket of goodies that are all just for you!
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