Mothers are loving, dependable and always forgiving. They protect us from life’s harsh realities, while gently teaching us to be strong and self-reliant. Moms see us through scraped knees, poor grades, lost races, weddings, births and all of life’s bitter sweet moments. Even as we venture into adulthood, we never stop needing our mother. So, Mother’s Day is a great time to honor your Mom.
How Will You Reach Out to Her?
Simply, place a call and get the whole family engaged. Make sure to keep the tempo upbeat and fun to make up for not being there in person. Or, maybe you’d like to invite your Mother to a video conference? There’s always text messaging, too.
Another idea to make Mom feel cherished is to send her some current photos. Take a selfie, grab the kids or grand kids and create an impromptu portrait. A picture is truly worth a thousand words.
Most of us have learned to rely heavily on technology to stay up-to-date on each other’s lives. Thanks to unlimited talk, text and data packages, staying connected to family has never been easier.
Mothers Never Retire From Their Job
Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.” This comment highlights a mother’s role in building a strong nation. Author Florida Scott-Maxwell adds, “No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.”
This statement is a reminder that parenting is a lifelong calling.
Mother’s Day is only a small token of appreciation for her lifetime of sacrifices. Remember, Mom is only a phone call or text away on Sunday, May 10th. Happy Mother’s Day.