But Mother's Day doesn't have to be a day without Mom. It can be a day you remember Mom even if she is shining down on us from Heaven. A day to honor her and the special relationship you shared. As I am coming up on my 6th Mother's Day without my Mom, here is what I do to help ease the grief.
Buy a Card
It might sound strange, but buying a card to remember your Mom helps. Pick out what you would buy your Mom. The right words that you might not be able to say to her but are thinking. Write to your mom every Mother's Day. Say what you are feeling that Mother's Day and just how much you miss her.
Do Something She Loved
If she loved gardening, go pick up a pot of flowers to plant. If she loved her Mother's Day brunch, invite the gang over and celebrate. If she had a favorite recipe, make it for everyone that is coming over. Share with everyone just how special it is. These will help you remember every year just how special
Pay It Forward with a Gift
Every year, I give a special donation in honor of Mother's Day. It's a charity my mom supported and it's something I can give back in honor of my mom. Even if you can't give her a gift physically, knowing that your gift can potentially help others is a gift she would love.
Honor All the Moms in Your Life
There are many women in your life that have been there for you. Whether it be as a mother figure, aunt or friends in your life (we are at that age, right?!). Reach out to them and wish all the lovely women in your life a Happy Mother's Day. To remind them just how special their role is. There are mother's all around you that you can honor, take that opportunity.
Mother's Day can be a hard time when dealing with the loss of your mother and every year after. I have dealt with it every year and I hope these help you honor your mother every year.
What do you do to honor your mother on Mother's Day?