May is Mother’s Day Month (Week 2)

May 12, 2022

Mother’s Day is honored on the 2nd Sunday in May 2022! The balance of the month I will combine with the National Old Farmer’s Almanac. They have published a section regarding the 10 Fun and Creative ways to Celebrate Mom this Year! Enjoy! It will run for the next 3 weeks.

1. Offer yard and garden service. If you’re local to your Mom, give her a “gift certificate” for your family’s yard and garden services. Help her by laying down mulch. Put the “certificate” in a flowerpot with spring-planted bulbs which flower in summer. If you’re not local, how about a subscription to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner? Any gardener would love it! And it’s an instant present without shipping!

2. Decorate your mom’s door or give flowers! If you’re nearby, you can have fun decorating your Mom’s front door with streamers, special signs, a wreath, and flowers! If you have kids, get them involved! Mom or grandma will love the surprise. Of course, flowers and plants are always a delight. If you’re local, deliver plants to her porch in person. If you’re not local, there’s always delivery in most places (but order well enough ahead!). • A rose bush or geranium plant is always welcome.

• Or perhaps a dogwood or flowering shrub for her garden would be appreciated.

• Here’s another idea! Make a bouquet with the monthly birth flowers of each child. (See Almanac Birth Flower and their Meaning at www.almanac.com.)

3. Cook for mom or set up a brunch date. Breakfast in bed is always a classic and appreciated! Something simple is fine for this, such as toast or a croissant with jam or fruit and a cup of coffee or tea. Or, if she’s not fond of eating in bed, how about preparing a sit-down brunch?

Enjoy this poem by George Cooper published online in Woman’s Day Magazine, a part of Hearst Digital Media. The piece is entitled: “21 Beautiful Mother’s Day Poems That Will Make Mom Feel Loved”, at: www.womansday.com/relationships/family-friends.

“Only One Mother”

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky, Hundreds of shells on the shore together, Hundreds of birds that go singing by, Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over.

— George Cooper

Happy Mother’s Day!

Next Week: Continuation

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