A tribute to Mothers (Part 1)

May 7, 2015
Rev. Judith T. Lester B.MIN. M.TH

Rev. Judith T. Lester

Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday in May each year and is a day set aside to honor mothers. There are many ways you can show your mother, grandmother, nanny, special aunt or that special person who has been like a mother to you, how much you appreciate them. Mothers deserve to be honored, appreciated and acknowledged throughout the year. If you haven’t decided what to do for mother, this week, the column will present several creative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day and show your mother how special she is. 1. Make her a card. It can be serious or humorous. 2. Help her plant her garden for the spring. Spring is a great time to plant a vegetable garden and flowers. If mother has potted plants that she has been growing in the house waiting for warmer weather, May is the time to move those potted plants into the yard. 3. Mothers love flowers regardless of how big or small. Get her a teacup planter or send her a bouquet of flowers. 4. Make mother breakfast in bed. Select all of her favorite breakfast foods to include in the meal. 5. Put together a gift basket for mother with all of her favorite items. Select a theme for the basket and be creative. 6. Give her the gift of time. Free mother up from cleaning, cooking, running errands or watching the children or grandchildren, so she can have some quiet time reading, sewing, or to watch her favorite television show. 7. Have the family record a video in which family members take turns telling mom how special and loved she is. 8. Take mom to her favorite restaurant for a Mother’s Day Brunch. 9. Get the family together and plan an outing with mother where the family goes to a painting studio and paint a picture together. 10. Sign up for a one-day cooking class of something mother has always wanted to learn to make. Next Week: Tribute to Mothers (Continuation) The writer does not assume responsibility in any way for readers’ efforts to apply or utilize information or recommendations made in these articles, as they may not be necessarily appropriate for every situation to which they may refer. If you would like to contact Rev. Lester, write to her c/o P.O. Box 121, Brookfield, WI. 53008.