The unique bond between a mother and child is never-ending. Our mother’s give selflessly so that we may prosper and grow. They polish and mold us; nurture and scold us. A mother’s love is everlasting and unconditional. Mothers are a blessing! How can we show such a dynamic and amazing woman how much we care? All Pro Dad wants to share 10 ways to make your mother feel special:
Everything Mom has done for you…every single thing she has sacrificed on your behalf—deserves your respect. She has earned it! Treat her with the utmost dignity and honor.
2. The Letter
Write your mom a handwritten note. Describe to her the reasons why you feel she is special. Thank her for being such a wonderful person and parent. It will mean the world to her.
Put together a scrapbook of some of your favorite memories of her. Dig deep in those old photo boxes and albums. Get creative and make it fun. Moms love taking a trip down memory lane.
4. Projects And Chores
Your mom always has something that needs to be done—a shelving unit to be constructed; a leaky roof that needs to be repaired; grass that needs cutting. Just like when you lived at home, there’s a long list of things to do. Help her out, just like she helped you as a child.
5. Donate To Moms In Need
On your mom’s behalf, make a donation to an organization serving the needs of moms in trouble. You won’t have any trouble finding one; teen pregnancy centers, battered women’s shelters, single moms on welfare. Talk to your mom about it and find out which one she would most like to help.
6. Public Acknowledgement
Moms love to be bragged on. Mind you, she’s not gonna ask you to brag, but she sure loves to hear you talking nicely about her. Make a point to give your mom credit for the person you have become. Honor her among her friends and peers with your kind words of praise.
She worked hard to teach you good manners;
“Don’t talk with your mouth full.”
“Put your napkin on your lap.”
“Speak clearly and directly.”
“Listen when someone else is talking.”
Show her you’ve learned the lesson. Make sure you put those good manners into practice when you are with her (and even when you’re not). She will feel satisfied by a job well done.
8. Make Her Feel Needed
As your mom gets older, she may begin to feel that she doesn’t have anything left to offer. Of course, that’s not true, but everyone wants to be needed…especially mom. Make sure she knows you and your family still need her. Include her in your life, and always make her feel welcome.
One of the most precious gifts you can give your mother is your unquestioned loyalty. Blood runs thicker than water as they say. Never forget where you came from.
10. Flowers—Just Because
We all send flowers on Mother’s Day and birthdays. Well, maybe not, but if you want to make her feel really special, give her flowers for no reason at all. Surprise her with a visit, and a personal delivery—just to say, “I love you and I was thinking about you.” It might sound corny, but she will be thrilled. The simple things in life mean the most.
Huddle up with your kids tonight and ask: What is something special we can do for Grandma?