If you love your mother and you are lucky enough to have her by your side, show her how much she is worth to you and get ready to enjoy her company, celebrating her.
When you were a child, you used to see your mother as a perfect, tireless human being who knew everything. Later, in adolescence and youth – as we all did – you would criticize and scold your mother for not allowing you to do certain things. Surely you reproached her and sometimes you felt that you could come to hate her for what she did not allow you to do. As time went by, you came to realize that if something were to happen to your mom, you couldn’t live without her. Yes, growing up and maturing is a difficult transition for human beings to take on.
The situation changes when you reach adulthood. In it you begin to see your mother as she is, as an ordinary human being. You notice that, although she is perfect in the midst of her imperfection, she does not know them all as you thought, you understand – because you have lived it – that she many times wanted to sleep a little more, take a break away from you and your unruly brothers and of her demanding husband, but she did not do it because one way or another she knew that everything would get out of control and she loved them. In the times of our mothers, as now, love is usually expressed through sacrifice.
You know all of the above because you are going through the same thing that she went through when she was your current age. It is at this very moment that you wonder how your mother managed to endure so much, be so strong physically and emotionally. It is in these moments when you sacrifice yourself for your children, that you realize how much you love and value her. Even if you are not a mother: reaching her age makes you value her.
Now, when you begin to reflect on what your life will be like when she is no longer by your side to guide you, it does not stop giving you that frightening chill at how imminent and unforgiving your future can be without her. The passage of time has made you know how much you will miss that she is no longer there to laugh with you and even scold you for your mistakes. Surely you smiled when you read the word “scold yourself”, because surely it still does: your mother will never stop being one and will not tire of looking for the best for you.
For all the above I want to share with you 4 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day every day and thus make the most of your time with the only person who knows and loves you more than yourself.
1. Gifts made by your children
If you have small children, you can guide them to make some crafts with their little hands: letters, drawings and whatever you can think of to make their grandmother happy every day. If they are older, you and your children can write a letter to your mother expressing everything you feel, thanking her for being part of their lives.
2. An album or box of memories and special photos
Something that you can also give him is a picture with family photos like when you were little, as well as current photos, both birthdays and with grandchildren, if you have them.
3. Make her feel loved
An invitation to lunch or dinner, call her from wherever you are every day even for a little while, go visit her to talk about whatever it is, go out for a walk or give her something she has always wanted … whatever you think is a sample of affection for your mother, it is valid for you to make her happy today and always.
Please read: Before your mother passes away. It will help you value your mother even more.
4. Talk to her always and every day
I am fortunate to live with my mother so I always talk to her. It is nice to sit with her every day and listen to her tell her youth and childhood anecdotes, accompany her to do her errands, take care of her when she is ill, even if she complains a lot. The time I have spent with her is invaluable and will surely give me the strength I require to stand my ground in the midst of chaos when she is no longer there to support me.
5. Accompany her whenever she needs it
By nature, moms do not like to be so demanding or dependent on their children, and although they can no longer make them feel better to take care of themselves, but sometimes without calling you you should offer to help her in whatever she needs . Don’t hesitate to be there for her, just as one day she was there for you.
Relee: How to ‘celebrate’ Mother’s Day even when your mom is no longer present?
Proving how much your mother is worth to you does not require insane amounts of money or time, only your interest and willingness to do so. Do not delay in showing love to your mother and, why not ?, do it in one of the ways that I recommend in this article.