Mother’s Day will take place on May 11th and while I’m not a huge fan of the whole “Corporate America wants us all to honor our mothers on one day each year” thing, I do agree that doing something a little extra for your mom is never a bad thing.
From my experience, no matter how old you are, moms love it when their kids make something for them. Often times it’s difficult to think up something creative to do for your mother, so I thought it’d be fun to start a meme to help get the creative juices flowing.
Tell me about three things, in detail, that make you really appreciate your mom!
Be specific! Think about all of the things your mother may have done for you: things she may have sacrificed, times when she went WAY above and beyond for you, etc.
To kick things off, I’ll go first:
- My mom worked at a job, which she hated, for employers that didn’t treat her respectfully for 16 years, because that’s what had to be done to help provide for us.
- She refused to raise a son who couldn’t iron clothes, do laundry, cook a meal, sew on a button, etc. Because of her determination, I have never been completely helpless and grew up feeling more independent.
- My mom stood by my dad during some very rough times when they were newlyweds. Why is this important to me? Because her selflessness prevented my sister and I from growing up in a split-custody lifestyle. Her dedication to my father taught us about unconditional love, commitment and the importance of family.
Your turn! Leave me a comment and let me know that you’ve done this meme, so I can check out what you wrote!