What can I say about Mother’s Day? You knew it was coming – even if you don’t have television with its constant flower and perfume ads – the grocery stores, florists and jewelers all have posters and displays. Remember your Mother!
We don’t follow the secular holidays much. (So my kids are off the hook.) Still, Mother Kay has two grown children, and they are coming here, which means a feast. But I’m always up for that!
I can think of better ways to honour your mother than with flowers, perfume, jewelry and candy, or an expensive dinner in a restaurant. (And why are these THE gifts? Flowers are dead things when you get them, perfume makes me sick, I don’t wear jewelry and most people have tons of it if they do, and well, candy is purchased for mothers because Moms always share. Expensive dinners often cost the same as the week’s groceries.)
Here’s my tuppence ‘orth on honouring your Mother.
Give to a charity that aids mothers with newborns.
Donate to a clean water campaign for a third world village so mothers don’t have to watch their children die of dysentery.
Go to church with your mother, or go to church and pray for your mother if she is a long ways away.
Cook dinner for your mother at home, and do the dishes.
Clean up your room.
My mother is gone, as is my mother-in-law, who I never knew, since she died when Nicholas was young. They are still missed.