50 Ways To Love Our Mothers – Not Just On Mother’s Day

50 Ways To Love Our Mothers – Not Just On Mother’s Day

Without being completely gushy, I have to admit that it doesn’t take much to give me giddy goose-bumps of happiness when it comes to the absolute joy of kids, family and friends beaming with loving pride and some parental bragging rights. I think mothers should be honored everyday not just on Mother’s Day.

The holiday is not without controversy, though. Even the creator of Mother’s Day in America, Anna Jarvis, was dismayed to see commercialism take over what she wanted “to be a day of sentiment, not profit.”  And, I am not insensitive to people who for whatever reason share more sorrow than joy on Mother’s Day. Hearing the news of a friend’s daughter being killed at 17 left me devastated with an unimaginable feeling of helplessness and utter dismay at what she must have been feeling at that moment and still may feel today. I venture to say that every maternal heart breaks a bit when it hears that a child has been lost. How can one not be moved by stories of women dying in childbirth, women losing children and children losing mothers, fathers losing the mothers of their children? There’s no shortage of heart-wrenching maternal stories in the world. Yet, should that stop anyone else from celebrating mothers everywhere, not just on a specific day of the year but every day of the year?

I’ve declared a new way, or at least 50 ways, of honoring mothers around the world with your help.  Please take a moment and share your feelings about ways to love your mother or all mothers in the comments below.

I’m counting on you for sharing with us all at least 50 WAYS TO LOVE OUR MOTHERS. Thanks for all your comments!

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To Loving Our Mothers!


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14 Responses to 50 Ways To Love Our Mothers – Not Just On Mother’s Day

  1. In light of the rescue of the three women in Cleveland, and what they (and their mothers) went through in the past 10 years, perhaps the best way to honor all mothers is to somehow make sure something like this never happens again. But could preventing that even be possible? And how can we rescue anyone else in this situation? I can’t help it – I’ve been thinking of this so very much in the past few days.
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    • Deb says:

      Alana, thank you for your empowering, vital and important comment. Honoring not only our mothers, but men and women around the world is about taking a stand against this kind of thing ever happening. I’m so glad you shared it here because any message like this needs to be spread.

  2. Jenn L says:

    Give her a call, just because!
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  3. Beth says:

    Spend time with her, even if it is just a half hour for coffee. Life changes on a dime, and you do not want to be one of those people who ends up saying, “if only I spent more time with her when she was around…. or if only I appreciated her more when….”

    If you live across the country like I do from my Mom, a phone call or Skype session is always appreciated too! Just engage and appreciate each other!

  4. Cynthia says:

    I frequently write “20 Gratitudes for You” lists for my mother. I send her CD’s with music or sermons I know she’ll love. I send her framed pictures of me, of my family, of just her and I. We share our deepest secrets and our deep love of God with each other on the phone (for hours). She receives holiday and just because cards from me several times a year with expressions of love and thankfulness filling every free inch of space. They’re things I’ve said to her already, things I forgot to say, things that pop up in the moment. I honor her by listening to her for as long as she wants to speak for which she never stops apologizing for rambling on, but it’s not rambling to me. It’s love. I love her. And one day, I know I will no longer be able to pick up the phone to call, send her love notes, mementos, and silly gifts. I know no one can ever replace her which leaves me breathless and tearful in the moments this truth strikes my heart. I treasure her now, not because I know she’ll be gone one day. She is my dear, sweet friend and my one and only Mama. Why wouldn’t I treasure her everyday?

    • Deb says:

      Cynthia, your post is so poignant and loving! What a wonderful relationship you both have. I love how you give her what I call the gift of gab. She gabs and you listen, even if it’s rambling. Indeed, why wouldn’t you treasure her every day! Thanks for such a beautiful comment!

  5. I honor my mother by realizing that even though she transitioned almost 14 years ago, she is still very much with me.

  6. Sharon says:

    I was able to share our love of gardening a couple of weeks ago. We selected the plants, decided what pots to put them in and how to arrange them. We finished by planting, watering and admiring. Something we have done together for over 50 years.

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