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Celebrating Mother's Day Without Her

 

Celebrating Mother's Day Without Her

 

Elizabeth getting Mother's Day Flowers from her family at Ella Smither

 

Each year, when Mother's Day comes around, I read many status updates about the sadness that this day brings. For those who have lost their mother, I offer the following idea.

 

 

 

Adopt a mom! And not just for Mother's Day! But what better day is there to begin? 

 

Start by visiting your closest nursing home. The closer it is, the easier it is to stop in for a quick visit!  You don't have to stay long. Many short visits are much better than - far and few between - but long ones!

 

Ask the nurses which of the ladies have 

  • outlived their children
  • their children live far away, or
  • no one comes to visit them.

 

 

Offer to host a party for the ladies so that you can get to know them. Party Ideas? Sure, I have some!!

 

  1. June Weddings: A party where the ladies can share their favorite wedding story. It can be theirs, or someone elses. Show and tell is even better, if they have a picture something else that they would like to bring. Serve wedding cake and punch.
  2. How about these props for an artist?July - Summer Vacation Party. Everyone dresses in their best tourist/vacation clothes. Cheap sunglasses, hats, etc. can be provided for some great photo opportunities. Serve sugar free lemonade and fresh  fruit for snacks! Play some Beach Boy music! This could be really fun!
  3. August - Back to School Party! Dress up the participants as a School Teacher, Librarian, Coach, Graduate. You get the picture! Sing your favorite OLD school songs (Wheels on the Bus, Little Red Schoolhouse, etc.) Serve apple slices and juice!
  4. September  is Labor Day! How about a 9 to 5 party! Let's talk about your career. Another show and tell day, if they have pictures or memorabilia that they would like to bring.

 

  •  If you were a volunteer, tell about the organizations you volunteered at.
  • If you were a mom, tell us about your kids,
  • If you were a doctor, tell us what type of medicine that you practiced and where.

 

 

Again, any props you have would be great. A little homework before this party will help you to gather the right things with the help of your friends and family. Here's a few examples.If the resident was

  • a nurse, borrow some scrubs 
  • a mommy - a doll 
  • a teacher, glasses, a ruler, and an apple with A+ on it would be great!

 

Once you have gotten to know your ladies, pick one to adopt.

 

If you're like me, you may just end up adopting them all. Even so, it only takes a few minutes to stop by, give everyone a hug, and a treat of some kind. I bring flowers, bubbles, pictures, magazines...

 

What better way could you honor your mother, than by sharing some of her great love.

 

You may just find that insead of sadness, there is a reason to celebrate Mother's Day again. And your mother would be so proud.

 

TPM and I on Mother's Day 2012

 

No one can take the place of your mother. That is NOT the point of this post. The point is to celebrate and honor your mother, by sharing her love with someone else through you.

 

 

 

Happy Mother's Day!

 

Celebrating Mother's Day Without Her

 

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