Having a nice and fancy dinner at her favorite restaurant may be a little difficult at this time.
In this season of social distancing, you might be wondering, “How can I show appreciation to my “Wonder Mom” this Mother’s Day?”
Fret not! Check out these 3 simple yet surefire ways of treating the significant woman in your life, while staying safe indoors.
Tip #1: Be resourceful and creative!
There are many ways to show your appreciation – sing her favorite song, cook her favorite meal, or create a handmade gift.
You may also take a trip down memory lane by compiling her old photos and paste them into a collage artwork. If your mom is into technology, you might want to upload those snaps in a digital album with a caption that comes from the heart.
One of the pro tips suggested by the Los Angeles Times in its article 7 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day when you need to keep distance, is to organize a virtual party. Gather her closest friends and family members in a group video call and ask them to share a photo, story, or message for your mom.
Let her know that she is valued and loved.
Tip #2: Be present, even without a present
Gifts are great, but nothing beats spending quality time with the woman who loves you the most.
More than just watching movies together or offering an extra hand for the chores, take this quarantine season as an opportunity to sit down and talk about life over coffee.
Tell her some things about your life today. If she’s open about her childhood, you might want to ask her about her fun memories and learning experiences growing up.
You would surely appreciate the wisdom God has blessed her through the years.
Tip #3: Pray for mom, pray with mom
You have seen the woman as your loving mother, but a loving God sees her as a daughter, too.
Whether you’ve done this before or you haven’t, isn’t this a perfect time to come to God and invite your mother in a prayer? You might find it awkward at first but don’t worry, God will help you through it.
Ask God to give your mother wisdom and strength for the most mundane tasks up to the most challenging ones. Pray for God to protect and guide her physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Speak blessings upon her life and uplift her spirits with encouraging words. Allow God to work His way through your mother’s heart.
After you pray, give her a tight hug! This might be a simple gesture, but this is sure to warm her heart.
You may have heard this Bible verse countless times, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12). But have you ever tried to view it in a different light?
This Mother’s Day, it is also good to remember that while you don’t have a perfect mother, you have a perfect God. No one has an everlasting mother, but you have an everlasting God. He is so good that while you are here on earth, He blessed you with a mother who loves you, cares for you, and helps nurture your mind, body, and soul. Honoring mothers is a privilege and fulfillment of His design and Word.
Thank God for moms!