As Mother’s Day approaches, with the blooms and freshness of springtime, we usually think about flowers, cards, serving breakfast in bed or going out for yummy brunches and lunches to celebrate. It’s a day to make our moms feel special.
It is easy for those of us who are celebrating to forget about those who may be hurting on this day. It is a day that reminds them of someone they love that isn’t there anymore.
No one ever replaces your mom. And whether it was a close relationship or a strained one, this day can remind others of that loss and the hole that is in their heart.
Mother’s Day can be a reminder of that traumatic loss. The children that they are mothers of are no longer with them. It doesn’t matter how old the child was — young or adult. It could also be a loss due to miscarriage or stillborn. This day can heighten the awareness of the loss for them.
Send a card telling them you care and you know this may be a hard day for them as they are missing their mom or child. And if you knew their loved one, maybe you could share a memory of them.
Send them a basket of sunshine. This is just a little basket full of lots of different things that are yellow. Google it and you will get lots of ideas.
Send them a gift basket of coffee, tea, chocolate covered strawberries, cookies, etc. You can quickly order items like this from lots of places, including Costco — all wrapped up and ready to go, if you don’t have time to do it yourself. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
Send them flowers with a sweet note.
Take them to brunch and ask them to share memories of their loved one.
Give them a call.
The key is just to remember and reach out. It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. It is about the thought.
Who needs a special touch from you this Mother’s Day?