Honoring Moms, Those With Us and Those Who Have Passed

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“It’s not easy being a mom. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Betty White

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the moms in our lives. Moms come in various forms but the term usually refers to a female figure who plays a significant role in a life and to someone who provides love, guidance and support, whether biological or not.

If you have lost a mother, we know that this can be one of the most difficult experiences someone can go through. The pain can be particularly acute on Mother’s Day, but there are powerful ways to find comfort and support to navigate this potentially difficult time.

Whether your mother is still with you or not, Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the love, support, and guidance that she has provided. It is a time to honor her legacy and show your gratitude for all that she has done for you. Celebrate this day with love and appreciation, and cherish the memories that you have created together.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Living Mother:

  1. Plan a special day out: Treat your mother to a special day out doing activities that she loves. It could be a brunch at her favorite restaurant, a visit to a museum or art gallery, or a relaxing spa day. Spend quality time together and make it a day to remember.
  2. Create a personalized gift: Show your mother how much she means to you by creating a personalized gift that is unique to her. It could be a scrapbook of memories, a photo album, or a handmade piece of jewelry. Your effort and thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated.
  3. Cook her a meal: Surprise your mother with a home-cooked meal that she loves. It could be her favorite dish or something that reminds her of a special memory.
  4. Write her a letter: Express your love and gratitude for your mother by writing her a heartfelt letter. Let her know how much she means to you and how much you appreciate all that she has done for you. This is a meaningful and lasting way to show your love and appreciation.
  5. Celebrate with family and friends: Invite family and friends over for a Mother’s Day celebration. It could be a barbecue, picnic, or a dinner party. Spend time together and create new memories.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Passed Mother:

  1. Visit her gravesite: If your mother has passed away, visiting her gravesite is a way to show your love and respect. Bring flowers, a favorite item, or a letter to leave at the gravesite.
  2. Share memories with loved ones: Spend time with family and friends sharing memories of your mother. It could be a group discussion or a private conversation. Reflect on the special moments and lessons that she taught you.
  3. Light a candle: Light a candle in honor of your mother on Mother’s Day. It is a way to remember her and keep her memory alive.
  4. Create a memory box: Create a memory box with items that remind you of your mother. It could be a favorite item of hers, a photo album, or a collection of letters. It is a way to cherish and remember the special moments that you shared with her.
  5. Write her a letter: Even though your mother has passed, writing a letter to express your love and gratitude will go a long way in the grieving process. Let her know how much she meant to you and how much you appreciated all that she did for you. If you created a memory box, add these letters to the box each year.
  6. Volunteer in her honor: If your mother was passionate about a particular cause, consider volunteering for an organization in her honor. It is a meaningful way to continue her legacy and show your love and support.

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