5 Things Your Mom Wants for Mother's Day
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5 Things Your Mom Wants for Mother's Day

Mothers give of themselves for years. You know this, it is being repeated again and again in articles, commercials and Tv shows this month. It is easy to forget that the simplest gifts are often the most meaningful. Give her your time, attention, appreciation and love. Tell your mom that she did a good job and that you are a happy adult and grateful for her sacrifices and life lessons. She will cherish your words. Especially if they are wrapped around some really good chocolate!

You may have clicked on this title because you are desperate for Mom Day gift ideas, but no, this is not an easy to shop for, or order online tangible thing. It is so much more. And truthfully, my want list is not terribly hard to fulfill at all. I believe that most mothers would agree with this list, but the stage of family life could make a difference in the desires. A younger mom who is still surrounded by little ones would probably just be craving some time alone! But I am speaking from the empty nest season of a mother's life and so..........

What a mom really wants for Mother's Day:

  • Your Presence - Yes, we love a great present, but your presence is more valuable and sweet than you could know. It does not matter what we are doing or where we are going or what we are eating. That's why you may have to endure some rather boring afternoons of sitting around a table or backyard doing nothing. The nothing includes your presence so it is far from "nothing" to us, it is a very big "something!"
  • Your Happiness - I know this sounds corny and cliche' but most cliche's began as truth and it is true that when I see or hear that my kids are happy people, I sigh with thankfulness and relief. Young mothers will do anything to see that their little kids are happy and that desire never goes away. My heart is overjoyed when I know my grown-up kids are happy and enjoying life.
  • Your Attention - I love it when my sons ask me how I am and it is not small talk. They honestly want to know how my writing is going or how I spend my days. It is being looked at as a real person, not just Mom. I am someone besides 'Mom" and they know this and recognize it.
  • Your Appreciation - Now, this is not about wanting you to grovel on the ground with regret and shame about all "you put me through" while growing up. It is more about being appreciated and thanked for my job as a mom, mistakes and successes alike. Every mother wonders if she is doing it right. And of course, she is winning on some stuff and losing on other situations; but tell her she did it right, that she was a good mom. Huge.
  • Your Love - Obvious, right? I feel well loved by my grown sons. They do all the items on this list. That's why even though my "love language" is gifts, I am smothered in love and appreciation way beyond what a wrapped present could give me. (But I do still love a fun package! I'll post a pic of the unique butterfly jar I opened yesterday!) Loving your mom, warts and all, has got to be the grandest, most awesome gift that money simply cannot buy. Forgive her for the mess ups that may be hindering your love, it is worth it. 

Mothers give of themselves for years. You know this, it is being repeated again and again in articles, commercials and Tv shows this month. It is easy to forget that the simplest gifts are often the most meaningful. Give her your time, attention, appreciation and love. Tell your mom that she did a good job and that you are a happy adult and grateful for her sacrifices and life lessons. She will cherish your words. Especially if they are wrapped around some really good chocolate!

  

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Susie --- from one who has a Mother's heart to one who actually IS a Mother -- great words, my friend!

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