4 Easy Steps to Make Mom Smile This Mother's Day

Posted by Ericka Smith on

 

The clock is tick, tick, ticking and Mother's Day is {almost} here.

If Mother's Day has snuck up on you...again...I gotchu.

Step 1:

Grab a blank card.

Or make one - digital or physical.

Either will work because let's face it, she's your Mom (or Mother-figure) and we love gifts handmade from our beloved kiddos.

Step 2:

Choose one of the following quotes about said Mom from one of these four classics. 

For the Nurturing Mom

“The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlid here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only mothers utter.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

For the Mom Who Gave You a Sense of Humor

"Mothers are all slightly insane."
J.D. SalingerCatcher in the Rye

For the Mom Who Rocks with Perspective

“My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.”
Sylvia PlathThe Bell Jar

For the Feely Mom

“Gilbert put his arm about them. 'Oh, you mothers!' he said. 'You mothers! God knew what He was about when He made you.”
L. M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

Step 3:

Pen a few words of explanation on your own, in your voice. Why did you choose that particular quote. Why did it remind you of her. Maybe toss in a story (or two) that gives weight to your words. Moms live for that.

Step 4:

Arrange a time to give it to her that involves face time.

The preferred method is the actual in-person kind of face time. She loves you. She misses you. She craves spending time with you. You will never understand how much she longs for you to want to spend time with her, too.

If in-person is not possible, schedule time to get together with her virtually. Just do it. Even if she hates the idea of it, she loves you. You can open your card, read it to her, let her know why you chose the quote, and tell her you'll get it in the mail to her if she would like to keep it. (Do NOT say that you forgot all about Mother's Day til it was too late to mail it on time. Do. Not.)

 

Bonus:

If Mom loves her literature, consider sending her a digital gift card. It's the right color, the right size, and best of all - it will be right on time.

 

 

 


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  • What sweet ideas!! These are wonderful ❤️

    Lynda A on

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