There is nothing more special than the bond between a mother and her child. From the nine months of nurturing, carrying you through your first steps, taking you to school, helping you with homework, standing by you through the bad days, screaming your name at graduation and every major life moment after that, your mom is the most important person in your life. So it’s safe to say that Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays that we can celebrate because it’s all about the queen of your family!
I think everyone tries to make the day as special as they can for their moms, countless hours planning and working out exactly how to make this year’s holiday the best one yet. Should we go to a brunch or dinner? Do we cook ourselves or go to her favorite restaurant? The correct answer – at least in this household – is always brunch. Nothing makes my mom happier than a brunch that features bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. However, in my eyes, I think that while being together is a great part of Mother’s Day, I like to put a lot of thought into what exactly I can get my mom to show her just how much I love her, even when I’m being a particular giant pain in her side.
I remember one year when my siblings and I went shopping together for the perfect gift for our mom, between the six of us, none of us could decide what in the world to get her. We went back and forth on exactly what on Earth mom needed or wanted. As a woman who doesn’t need a whole lot, it’s hard to find something perfect for her that we know she’ll both love and actually use. In the end, we had decided on organizing a big basket full of all things we thought she would like that matched her favorite color, pink. From pink sweets, pink face masks, and pink wines to an adorable custom pink tumbler we got with her name on it. In the end, it worked out so perfectly because all six of us got to give her exactly what each of us thought was perfect for her and no one had to compromise – which between three boys and three girls, let me tell you, is not an easy task.
Personally, my favorite part about Mother’s Day is that between the chaos of everyday life, we take the time to recognize all that our moms do for us. In my eyes, my mom is a superhero; besides raising six insanely loud and crazy kiddos who grow up to be some pretty awesome adults, she also works as a nurse helping take of those who cannot take care of themselves. If there ever was an angel on Earth, it would most likely be my mom. When it comes time for me to have kids of my own, I know that she will not only be the biggest help but she will be exactly the kind of mom I plan to model after.
While this year’s Mother’s Day is going to be a bit different from the social distancing in place, I know that showing my mom I love and appreciate her will just have to become a bit more creative than before. I am nothing but excited for a new challenge as I try to navigate this year’s celebration.