I ask my mom this question every year. But I know the answer. “Nothing.” So, as a mom myself, I know what she means. “Something.” By something, I mean, remember me, call me, send a card, send flowers, come for a visit, take me out to eat, write me a note, draw a picture, just something as a reminder of me being your mom.
If that wasn’t clear enough, allow me to elaborate. If you are blessed to have a mother on this earth, there is nothing she would like better than a call from you this Mother’s Day. FaceTime is even better. And a visit, well, that’s the coolest! We all get busy and the days blast by, however, Mom is special, and she deserves your undivided attention for at least a little while on this special day.
That said, I commend you sons and daughters that take time for mom on a regular basis. And there are the “caregivers” that have moved in and given an extreme gift of time and help, so for you, you get a pass.
We are all busy with our own lives and Mom understands that. There is even a way in which you can do too much, and she feels sort of bad about that (not.)
Just remember when you ask your mom what she wants for Mother’s Day, nothing means something.
Ephesians 6:2, “Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise.) That it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (KJV)
Patti McDonald Professional Mom