I have conflicted feelings about Mother’s Day. I heard a radio commercial the other day that declared that YOUR MOM DOES NOT WANT A BLENDER FOR MOTHER’S DAY. DO YOU HEAR ME? NO BLENDERS. She wants jewelry, apparently, and the jewelry store that bought the ad would be happy to help you select just the right pricey bauble to please your wife or mom.
It felt just a little materialistic and commercialized.
Commercialized or not, though, Mother’s Day is a lovely opportunity to recognize the importance of motherhood and give women the respect and recognition they deserve for all that they do. Thoughtful gifts can be a wonderful way to do just that, but all moms are not the same. Maybe your mom does want a blender, or maybe she just wants a break.
Yesterday, Jennifer Fulwiler hosted a discussion on Facebook, encouraging overwhelmed moms of young children to share what they would consider the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Not surprisingly, their answers weren’t fancy or complicated. In fact, time spent alone or away was one of the most frequently suggested gift ideas. In other words, some moms really do just want a break.
I enjoy time alone too, but with my “baby” being 8 years old, it’s not as hard to find that time as it once was. And when I think of women whose children are grown, I think that time spent WITH their kids might just top their Mother’s Day wish lists.
So I thought maybe it would be a nice idea to share some other gift ideas for moms here. What do YOU want for Mother’s Day this year? Maybe you can share what you and/or your husband are doing for your own mom or mother-in-law. Or tell us about the best Mother’s Day gift you ever received.
Inspire us! And God bless all kinds of moms!