By Morenike Taire
If you have not given it a thought then it’s about time you did, because Mothers’ Day is around the corner and it’s not a time for business as usual; but the day to celebrate that great woman who gave you life and nurtured you to be what you are toady. Remember, not all persons who are given birth can lay claim to being called mothers, so celebrate yours. Also, remember those who have lost their own children and those who do not have biological children, but do nurture others.
If you live across the country or overseas, and can’t celebrate with Mom, be sure to send a sweet card and give her a phone call. Perhaps include a gift certificate with the card, or send a small gift. You could even order flowers from one of the many websites that offer those services. But overall, a phone call is a must. Your voice is a wonderful gift to a mother whose baby is far away.
Devise a plan for the day, depending on what your mother likes to do, and how much money you can spend. One choice is to spend the day relaxing at home—make her a healthy breakfast, run her a bubble bath, watch some movies and reminisce about the past. Or you can take her out to a museum, a water park, or the movies. Another option is to give her a break and send her off for a day alone, perhaps at the spa for a manicure, pedicure, and haircut. Meet her for lunch and give her your gift. Whatever you decide, make sure you focus on Mom today.
Remember to discuss the day with your other family members as you don’t want to step on anyone’s toes. The more information you have, the better a decision you can come to. Multiple heads are always better than one. Also discus gift ideas: