I have been blessed with the help, support, and inspiration of quite a few amazing women in my lifetime. My life has been enriched and enhanced by the involvement of these mothers. Most of these awesome women are still alive and still have an influence on me. Although some of these women are much younger than I am, I have written another post in honour of them. After you have read this, you can come back and check out the post here. There is nothing wrong in giving honour where it is due.
Two of the women I treasure the most are not here with us anymore but I do hope to see them again and catch up. Wouldn’t that be lovely?
In this post, I’d like to take the opportunity to share my thoughts about them with you, if nothing else I hope that you will take the time out to cherish the motherly women in your life and let them know now that you appreciate and love them. There is no time like the present. Do it now before it is too late.
I’d also like to share with you some suggestions of gifts you could get for them. Of course, money doesn’t buy everything so it is very important that if you cherish these women, so show them your love in other ways as well. Home made gifts are amazing by the way and I am a strong advocate of these.
The first lady I’d like to tell you about is my grandmother who was affectionately called Ms. Lou. She was a hard worker who did a lot with her hands and dabbled in any and everything (legal) to make a living for her family and extended family. Growing up, she fussed over us as if we were her own children. Ms. Lou was an amazing cook who had the ability to let a little go a long way. (I think I get my frugal sense as a child from her). I remember waiting for her to finish cooking and seeing her spread out about a dozen or more plates into which she dished out simple but delectable meals for a number of people. I have very fond memories of Ms. Lou and I did let her know so there I have no regret. She loved me and I knew it and I loved her and she knew it. If she were still here with us, this Mothers’ Day I would love to give her this gift. You might think the gift strange, but my grandmother was a lady who would always ask us not to get her anything and whenever we did, she would find a way of giving it to someone else. So I would give her these and I think I know what she would do, either find people she thought more in need and give to them. Oh well! Whatever makes her happy!
Whenever I go to a new country, I usually try to visit the local church. So when I came to this country I was shown the local church mid-week and vowed to attend on the weekend. Well When I arrived at church for a 9:15 start, I stood to wait for nearly one hour. (you see in my home country church begins one hour before it does here.) Whilst waiting, a fashionably dressed elderly lady walked up to me and we started a conversation. I figured out from the accent that she is Jamaican. We have had an awesome bond ever since and I call her my British Mother. She has had various set backs in life, however, she has bounced back well each time. This year she celebrated her 80th birthday. She is helpful, kind and considerate and has a very funny demeanor. We both know we love each other. I would like to get her this gift for Mothers’ Day this year.
At that same church, where I am now a regular member, I met another elderly lady who has the sweetest demeanor and Trinidadian accent I have ever hear. Her name was Jean. She was very friendly and made me feel so at home at that church. She was kind beyond belief! If she was given anything she did not feel good knowing that she did not share. She would often call her friends and neighbors (including myself) to accept of her generosity. She would also drive for miles to give those less fortunate something from her measly pension. She adopted a number of people in countries in Africa and paid their tuition as well as packing and shipping barrels full of stuff to aid those less fortunate. She was also very frugal and could make a lot out of very little. She did like jewelry and had a few pieces.I would like this for her. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with cancer.
My own dear mother! I don’t get to see enough of her. I try to keep in touch via regular phone calls and even video calling but nothing beats seeing her in the flesh. My mom has made so many sacrifices to raise us kids. I am so grateful! Being my mom she would deserve a couple treats, so that’s what I am going to do. So I will send her these links and she can have the desires of her heart. I know she will have a great time going through them all and I will have no problems paying for what she chooses. My mom taught me a lot about being thankful for every little thing.
Remember to treat the ‘mothers’ in your life well this coming Mothers’ Day and feel free to make a selection from my carefully thought out suggestions.
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