It’s no secret moms have the toughest and most rewarding job on the planet! I’m amazed at all a mom has to do: clean, cook, shop for groceries, laundry, shop for clothes, clean, schedule everyone, tell us husbands where to be and when, read to the kids, clean, discipline, and shop again (I’m sure I left out even more.)
And that’s just in one day!
It’s amazing how they can balance so much and have eight things going on at the same time and still remain calm and sane (most of the time.) J
Here are ways to honor mom on Mother’s day and throughout the year. (They deserve so much more than just one day of honor.)
- Make her dinner (with the kids, too.), so she doesn’t have to do anything, but relax.
- Give her a pedicure or arrange for her to get one (while you take care of the kids.)
- A candlelit massage after the kiddos go to bed.
- Write out a prayer of blessing for her. Get the kids to help. It can be something like, “God, bless mommy. We thank You so much for giving us mommy. For all she does. For how she loves us, takes time for us, gives so much….
- Go to church.
- Make her a homemade card with the kids helping…Then after Mother’s Day, frame it or display it.
- Serve her breakfast in bed.
- Take charge of something she usually has to do: checking the kid’s homework, supervising chores, etc.
- Take the kids shopping & give them $5 to buy mom something special.
- Clean her car.
- Watch the movie: Mom’s Night Out.
- Leave her notes of appreciation (have kids write some too.) (You could even continue to keep this up by texting her throughout every week.)
- Go to the beach, a park, somewhere outdoors. (Get mom away from the house.)
- Make a photo collage or print a favorite photo, stop by an art store and buy a frame the kids can paint/create. (They always have lots of ideas.)
- Think of anything she would like, she would feel loved and honored.
- Here are some encouraging scriptures to use in a card or note:
- But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31
- Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30
- Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. – Deuteronomy 4:9
- I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
Happy Mother’s Day!
Encourage others by adding your own ideas below in the comments.