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Dear Mama Print E-mail
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Written by By Thamar Jones   
Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

Have you ever looked at your mom and thought, “I was once inside this woman!?”

I looked at my mother’s five-foot five-inches frame this morning and thought, this little body carried me and nurtured me. My brain and limbs and heart developed inside of you. I am here literally because of you. It blows my mind to even think about how much my mother has done and sacrificed to give me the life  have today.

I love my mother. We all love our mothers, but sometimes it’s easy to forget to let her know that. It really doesn’t have to be difficult to show your mother how much she means to you. Spend a little time with her or give her the right words, a gift, or a favor to let her know just how well she did in raising a child who loves her. And while you can show your mom that you appreciate her any time of year, I think it is especially sweet to do so on Mother’s Day because moms are such sentimental beings. She will forever remember what you did for her on her special day.

Some ways to show our Moms that we care:

One of the most appreciated, yet challenging, ways to let your mom know you care is to say so. Here are a few ways you can do it:

Say it when she does something for you. Moms do so much for us. When she helps you, make sure you show your appreciation by saying so. Do more than just say, “Thank you”—be specific.

Sing it. If you have musical talent, you could write a song for her and sing it. Live is good, but don’t sell a recording short—she can keep and listen to over again.

Say, “I love you, Mom!” It’s simple but effective, and she probably doesn’t hear it often enough.

Tell her how helpful her advice has been. Moms give a lot of advice. Be sure to let her know when it helps you. You can also tell her about advice in the past that has helped you. She’ll love hearing it.

Dedicate a song to her on the radio. Call up her favorite radio station and see if they’ll dedicate a song to her at a time she’s probably listening.

Call and tell her in the middle of the day. Call your mother in the middle of the work day and surprise her by telling her how much she means to you. She’ll love that you thought of her even in the middle of the day.

Fix things in her house. This is especially helpful as your parents get older and can’t do everything for themselves.

Babysit. If you have siblings young enough to still need babysitting, offer to take care of them for one night so that she can get out for an evening, whether alone, with your dad, with her own mother, or with friends.

Wash her car. Who doesn’t love a clean car? Don’t forget to vacuum out the insides and clean the insides of the windows to make it particularly special.

Make her breakfast in bed. It’s a much-loved classic. Mom is worth getting up a little early for, isn’t she?

Make her dinner. Show off whatever cooking skills you have and make dinner for your mom. Try to make it a little special. Don’t forget to clean up the kitchen after!

Get everyone to come home. As everyone grows up and starts doing more of their own things, it gets harder and harder to get everyone home at once. Make plans to have everyone home for a special dinner or just simple family time.

Clean the house. Yes, the whole thing. Get into the details. Hire a housekeeper for the day if you prefer.

Plan a surprise party in her honor. You don’t have to wait for her birthday or any other special day—in fact, an occasion not tied to a specific day makes it that much more meaningful. Find a way to get in contact with as many special people in her life as possible and have a party in her honor.

Visit her. If you don’t live with your mom anymore, take some time to visit her. Make your time together a little extra special for her.

Write a letter. Write your mom a letter and tell her how much you treasure her. It’s something she can keep and re-read for years. If you’re not so much into the letter idea, try writing a list of things you appreciate about your mom.

Write a poem. Express how much you care for your mom in a poem. You can print it on good paper and frame it for her if you like.

Print out your favorite quotes that make you think of her. There are many online resources to find quotes, or just think up your favorites. Print them up and give them to her.

Make her a card. Sure, you can buy a card and make it special, but there’s something about one you make yourself. With all the free clipart available online, you can make it look great even if you can’t draw worth anything.

Write a family history together. This one combines the gift of your time with writing, plus you’ll end up with something the entire family may treasure.

Leave notes for her. Write little notes about all the things you appreciate about your mom and hide them around her house.

Take her to dinner. Make a reservation just for the two of you. And make sure it’s special, whether it’s a fancy restaurant, a picnic with a beautiful view, or someplace tied to special memories you both share.

Take her out for a massage or spa day. Who doesn’t enjoy a day planned for indulgent relaxation? Get a certificate for her from Spa Finder if you can’t come along.

Take her someplace special to you both. Go together to a place that has meaning to both of you.

Take her on a picnic. Don’t let her do any of the work. Plan out the picnic at a favorite local site and let her enjoy it.

These ideas are a great starting place if you want to show gratitude toward your mom in a meaningful way this year.