It's almost May which means Mother's Day is coming soon. For most moms, Mother's day can be fun. When you have younger children, school teachers often assist students with making gifts that don't cost anything. Some of my favorite "school made" gifts include drawings, paper flowers, a ceramic ring holder, picture frame and the lovely plaque pictured on the left. This Mother's Day gift was made by my daughter Addy at school when she could barely etch her name on the back to distinguish hers from all the other ones made by her classmates. I have learned over the years that its not the gift that matters, is the love that the giver is trying to express. I tried to encourage my children to be thoughtful rather than trying to spend the little bit of money they had. Now that they are older and can afford store-bought gifts, it's still the choice of the card that warms my heart, not how much they spend on the gift. Since I know they will ask what I want for Mother's Day, I always keep some ideas in mind to suggest, because they want to make sure they get something l want.
Don't get me wrong, nice gifts are wonderful, because the older I get the more I try to do as much as I can for my own Mother, since she sacrificed so much for me and my siblings when we were growing up. She often went without buying something for herself because she had to buy clothing and other things that we needed. I am grateful to her for what she did for us, so I now want to be a blessing to her.
So as Mother's day is approaching, think about some of keepsake gifts you have collected over the years from your children. What has been some of your memorable gifts or activities? Please leave a comment.
Janice R Love, Author
First Lady, Mom, Stepmom and Divorce Ministry Coach