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Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  I know what you are saying, “Giving gifts on Mother’s Day is the hardest! I have no idea what she wants.”

As a mother I can tell you, giving gifts on Mother’s Day is the easiest thing in the world!  As our children get older and leave home, a mother only wishes are to be loved unconditionally, spend time with her children,  let us know you care, trust our advice, and allow us to be part of your life.  Your gift to mom doesn’t have to cost a penny.  What we truly want comes from the heart. Sure it is always nice to get flowers and a gift, but what we really want it just to be allowed to be your mother.  Your gifts to your mom should be thoughtful and not about money.

Five Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts:

Unconditional Love –

This is a love that has no conditions, a love pure and the idea that you care about their happiness without getting anything in return.  Let’s face it, there are times where you want to strangle your mom. She may have said one thing that just makes you mad. Well, guess what, you have done the same thing to her.  She may have actually cried after something you said, it hurt her. Nevertheless, she loves you! You are her life, her soul, her reason to breath. 

Your Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift – Let her know you love her unconditionally.

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Time –

Spending Time with Mom is the easiest way to make memories that last forever.

Spending Time with Mom is the easiest way to make memories that last forever.

Yes, you have kids, jobs, hobbies, a life with your own family and your time is precious. Nevertheless, you should be able to find the time to spend with your mom.  My mom told me this and I just let it slide on by me. I always thought, there will be tomorrow, next week, next year.  Well, those tomorrows, weeks, and years are gone and now I am left with the guilt of not spending enough time while she was here.  

Your Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift – Call, text, visit your mom. Take her to lunch, dinner, the park as often as you can.

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Compassion –

Your mother has been through a lot in their life.  She secretly agonizes over losing her youth.  Yes, at times she even feels broken.  She has lost pieces of themselves in the past and sometimes it is hard to see the future.  At times she may be hurting inside, but staying strong on the outside.  She has moods and she is not as perfect as she wants you to believe.  She is your mom and she wants you to believe she is perfect, but sometimes she is not.

Your Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift – Be patient, show compassion when she needs you most.

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Trust –

Trust

Your mom raised you, she knows the ins and outs of being a parent. She knows you.  She has dreamed of helping you with life decisions. Her relationship with you is important to her, she needs to feel important in your life.  Your mom may not always say and do what you expect, but trust that everything she says and does is with your best interests in mind.  Your mom has a lifetime of experience to give you that needed advise.  Allow her to be part of your decisions.

Your Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift –  Ask for and trust your mothers advise.

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Sharing –

Sharing is Caring

 

I know this is hard to believe, but your mom thinks about you at least twenty times a day! Maybe more, maybe less this is just an estimate, not an exact statistic. The fact remains, she thinks about you often! She wonders if you are happy with your job, spouse, life. She wonders if you need anything emotionally, socially, financially. She wants to be a part of your big decisions and your little decisions.  She doesn’t want to make them for you, but she wants to be there to help you understand them. She will not judge you. She just wants to be a part of your life.

Your Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift – Share your life with your mom.  Allow her to be a part of your life.

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What more can I say? My daughter says you should never have regrets, life is too short.

At times I think…
I should have spent more time with my mom before it was too late. I should have had more patience with all her faults and show her more kindness and understanding. I should have allowed her to spend more time with my children and let her spoil them more often. I should have taken her parenting advice with a smile on my face, knowing that she thought I was the best parent in the world. Sharing my thoughts and decisions about life with my mom should have been easy and not such a struggle. Listening to her thoughts and memories should have been my pleasure, instead of rushing to get somewhere else…

Then I remember my daughter’s words, life is too short for regrets…give your mom these five gifts and there won’t be regrets later.

Oh yeah, flowers and candy are always appreciated too!

Mom

My mom and great-granddaughter – Miss her every day!  2/22/1936 to 8/10/2016

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