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The woman who brought you into this life.
The woman who loved you throughout childhood.
The woman who kissed your “owies” to make them better.
The woman who rocked you read stories to you and tucked you in at night.
The woman who bathed, clothed and fed you.
The woman who laughed at your jokes.
The woman who cried upon dropping you off for your first day of kindergarten.
The woman who cried when you graduated high school.
The woman who fought for you to have a good life — your biggest advocate.
The woman who makes a house feel like a home.
The woman you call for advice when life gets rough.
Once a year, we have a special day to celebrate — a day that is all about the beauty of being a woman and a mom. In reality, one day isn’t enough. Special things should be done to say “thank you” to Mom throughout the year — every year. But this day in May is extra special. It’s the day the whole family comes together to treat Mom like the queen she is.
When shopping for gifts, it’s all too easy to find something simple and cool and make a split-second decision. There. Decision made, shopping done.
In this way, holidays have become over-commercialized. Sometimes the focus of the holidays gets lost in the midst of the chaos (shopping, buying) surrounding it. Giving and receiving gifts is fun. Giving a gift is a great way to spread the love. However, to really give the gift that says, “I love you” takes time and effort. I’m not saying don’t purchase gifts. I’m saying make the gifts count. Mom deserves it.
If you’re looking to make this Mother’s Day memorable, here are 4 tips: