Since Mother’s Day is coming up and my mother has just recently found out about my blog and started reading it (she made my beer bread for dinner one night and another day brought me an armload of spare tea towels and cloth napkins after reading the post about the paperless kitchen), I thought I would say something nice about her. She’s a very creative lady who has always been there to help her kids. She’s a retired labour and delivery nurse, retired tea room proprietor, mom, grandma and friend. She recently moved out of her century home (a home that used to be an inn and tavern back in horse and buggy days and has a few ghosts – but that’s another story) and into a house in town. It’s a big change for her. I admit that having her in town makes it nice to stop by for lunch during my work day.
My mom has been supportive when I was sick, has looked after me after a couple of surgeries and was even the one to cut the cord on both of my babies (come on, who isn’t going to let their mother, especially one that is a professional labour and delivery nurse, into the delivery room?). She paints, sews, crochets, cooks, bakes, decorates and gardens – and all before noon. In the afternoon she finds something challenging to tackle. I’m pretty sure she is going to outlive most of us out of pure drive and energy.
So, what do you give a lady like that for Mother’s Day (will a nice mention in a blog post do?)?
It won’t be a big spoiler here if I say that we normally keep it a little simple. Simple fits our budget. This year we’ll have a nice brunch at our house for my family and my husband’s. We crowd around our table, sometimes bring another up from downstairs, set it with some nice linen tableclothes, bring out the china and crystal and the silver, and have a good, chaotic, loud visit. There will be in-laws, mini-cousins, grandparents and us. Normal life at our house. The kids will make some cards for the grandmas, I usually make some fudge or something similar, and I include a new gardening magazine or some flowers because both moms are gardening types. Pretty simple, but nice.
What do you do?