I imagine you have worked on plans to celebrate your mom or yourself tomorrow. Mother’s Day can seem like a “holy day of obligation.” Either we must treat our mom and/or mother-in-law to brunch or we must enjoy a day our family plans for us. Of course, there’s nothing we’d rather do more than celebrate motherhood, being mothers or having mothers. But, it can seem forced and fake. I’m torn. On the one hand, it’s nice to have an excuse to make special plans, buy or receive special gifts and celebrate. I like almost any excuse to celebrate. But, on the other hand, what if the celebration causes stress or, worse, exhaustion!
Growing up, we used to joke that every day should be Mother’s Day. Maybe there is some truth to that—why wait until the second Sunday in May to celebrate one of the most important people in your life?
I hope the day is filled with fun for you and the women you celebrate. It should be a wonderful day, but perhaps there are other days of the year that you (would) actually appreciate time with your mom more than this one day.
On this Mother’s Day weekend, I would love your response:
If you are fortunate enough to have your mom in your life, but you were told you could spend only one day of the year with her. Your choice, which day would you choose?
What if your mom who passed away could be in your life just one day of the year, which day would you choose?
Is there a specific day of the year that you need your mom more than any other day? Or a day you did or do enjoy her company more than any other day?
Which day strikes you as a day you really need (or wish you had) your mom? And, of course, why?
Rather than write my answer, I truly want to hear from YOU. I look forward to you sharing your thoughts.
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