Americans are expected to spend more than $23.6 billion celebrating Mother’s Day this year. The average American is expected to spend $186, according to the National Retail Federation. So clearly, we are remembering our mothers. Yet, each year there is the question: What should I get my mom for Mother’s Day? How do I show my love? Sometimes, we get stuck. If you get stuck, too, here are three things most moms would love for you to do: and they can be done any day.
- Relieve her of her duties. Mom is a wife, mother of two, three, four, daughter, granddaughter, friend, and teacher. They are busy. Busy transporting kids, cleaning messes, giving advice, lending a hand, working a job, doing laundry, and attending meetings. It would be beyond great to walk into the house and find it already cleaned. To have the kids do chores without being asked. This Mother’s Day, relieve mom of her usual to-do’s by making it your responsibility. Plan the meal. Do the laundry... Galatians 5:13 says, “through love serve one another.” Honor your mom by serving her throughout the year.
- Reassure her with your words. Write your mom a poem - a note - a letter. Something homemade means more than something bought. God teaches us to, “honor your father and your mother.” (Exodus 20:12) Honor your mom with your words this Mother’s Day.
- Remember something she loves. Whether it’s a special piece of jewelry she’s had her eye on or her favorite snacks, a thoughtful gift reminds your mom of how well you know her and that you’re thinking of her. What does your mom love? Jesus gave. Love gives. Philippians 2:4 reminds, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Honor your mom by remembering what she loves.
Make this Mother’s Day special for your mom and think about these three Rs - giving her some relief and reassurance, and showing her you remembered. Oh yea - don’t forget to tell her you love her.