Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thoughts on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and I've been thinking.  We go through so many stages.

I remember being a little kid and my dad helping me prepare breakfast in bed for my mother.

I remember being a young mother and being on the receiving end of those breakfasts.  (They usually featured burnt toast for some reason.)

I remember the handmade cards.

I remember helping my kids buy a gift for their grandmother.  I know, she wasn't their mother but we still did that.  And I know she appreciated the "Best Grandma" mug more than the restaurant dinner I gave her.

Now, I'm the mother of 4 (3 adults and a 7 year old) and a grandmother of 4 (ages ranging from 7 years to 2 months).  I saw my adult daughter, Michelle, come home today from her oldest daughter's preschool presentation with a brand new bead necklace, hand made with love.

So, remember your mother and grandmother this Sunday.  A lot of people will be taking their mothers out to dinner or buying flowers but those things don't last.  As nice as they are in the moment the gifts I remember (both giving and getting) for Mother's Day are the tangible ones.  It's funny in a way because I'm a big fan of intangible ones on many occasions, just not for Mother's Day!

If you're looking for a gift for your mother, how about an umbrella from The Umbrella Shop?  And don't forget to have it giftwrapped for free!

I love my new folding umbrella!  It has that great tone on tone pink roses pattern on top (the one I showed in a deeper red here) but has a floral print inside!  I love that unexpected touch.  It goes perfectly with our unexpected weather!  Right now it seems that we get periods of both sun and rain pretty well every day, so it makes a lot of sense to carry a small umbrella in your purse at all times.

So, go buy your mother an umbrella.  And make a hand made card to go with it.

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