Every year on Mother’s day, not only do I give my mother a special gift but I write in Jamaican patois all over her room “Mi Luv Yuh Mi Madda”. But it seems my focus has been mainly on giving her the material things.
I came across this video taped for Mother’s day and I thought about the extra effort we make for this one special day, but what about the other 364 days?
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I have been thinking, why should I put myself and my mother through this every year? I know deep down my mother would prefer to have more simple and quieter moments with us. I think she would like us to tell her that she has been a good mom and that all her sacrifices have not been in vain.
We try each Mothers day gathering to speak from our hearts but like Christmas we have been too caught up in buying gifts and preparing for the day rather than cherishing the moment.
Tomorrow I will say these words, “Happy Mother’s Day, I love you, Mom” and I will give her a warm hug, and let her know that she is appreciated. I think that will be the very best and most appreciated gift I will ever give my mother.