A Mother's Story: My Mother

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Being a mother is a dream for most women.  I never understood the magnitude of motherhood until I became one.  I have had an awesome example of what being a mother should be from my mom. 

Being a mom is not only great but very rewarding.  There is no doubt as to extent I would go for Alexis and Olivia.  It warms my heart to see them in a relationship with God.  I am so proud, and grateful, of whom they have become.  I am learning when to give advice and when to just listen.  I miss kissing the boo boos, trying to understand their many drawings, listening to their day on our drive home from school, and, tucking them in bed just to list a few.  Olivia still insists that I read her bedtime stories, cut up apples, and Alexis says his food tastes better when I take it up.   I thank God every day for my countless memories.

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Being a mother I wish that I can take away all their worries, pains and disappointments.  My daily prayer is that God continues to keep them covered under his wings and build walls of hedges around them. 

 

A Mother's Story: One of a Kind

Mummy,

You can never begin to understand how much I love you ! When I think about all of the things you’ve done for me, my siblings( both biological and adopted) I understand now why when you feel like you’re taken for granted it hurts. This letter serves as a reminder that you are an immaculate design and I’m more than blessed to have been sent to you!

They often say that a child is a mother’s gift but a loving mother is the best gift anyone can ask for when we exist in a world where true unconditional love has become a scarce entity.

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I cherish the days I have with left with you no matter the emotions that are present I love you and always will!! Your sacrifices never go unnoticed! I felt my heart break last year thinking that was is but you fought hard to keep a smile on your face even when you were weak and tired. No one knows what They would do without you. You have touched the lives of so many men and women ! You are one of a kind, a huge star in the constellation that surrounds our galaxy!

I won’t go on any further but you get the idea!You did what you had to do that my brother and I wouldn’t have to struggle in life ! You went without so that we could have the best of everything! Eventually I pray that I am able to help you achieve some of your dreams too!

I can say much more but I won’t because those who know you already know! What would we do without you ! A mother to two and a mother to all. Happy Mother’s Day and May you enjoy many more !

5 Mother's Day Activities So That You And Mom Can Bond As Adults

Hello Lovely,

Now that you're a real life grownup, you can forego the "family-friendly" plans and treat Mom to more Mother's Day activities for adults this year. And that doesn't necessarily mean taking Mom out for bottomless brunch mimosas. (But if you do decide to go down that road, please know that you have my unwavering support.) I'm talking about treating Mom like an equal this Mother's Day — treating her like a friend. So why not give Mom a 24-hour break from responsibility, and treat her to a Mother's Day activity you can enjoy together, as grown adults?

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1. Go Wine Tasting

My mum can't drink wine because she really can't handle her liquor, but if that's not an issue for your mum you should find a wine tasting to take her two. We have two free wine tastings every month on Thursdays, one at Young's Fine Wine in Sandyport and the other at Mahogany House, Lyford Cay. And best of all they're free!

2. Attend A Food Festival

We don't have a food festival happening this weekend, but how nice would it be to go to a cultural event together? If anyone wants to start this tradition, just know that I came up with the idea first, thanks 😜

3. Take That Vacation She Always Wanted

If it weren't such a bad time in the school year, I would totally take my mum away on holiday. I actually wanted to take her to Cuba for Mother's Day but it never worked out. My mum really wants to go to Missouri after seeing how much fun I had, so we may do that for Christmas. If you have the time, I'd suggest taking your mum away for the weekend somewhere real nice. And if the destination is too far, why not a staycation at a local hotel?

4. Take a Class Together

In 2008 my mum and I took a card-making class together. It was amazing! My parents had recently divorced so I loved that bonding time between us. The class isn't around any more, but whether it's Sip and Paint, Paint Your Own Pottery or even an exercise class, this time together is perfect for you and mum to learn more about each other and get better at a particular craft.

5. Mother's Day Brunch

There are a lot of brunches this weekend for Mother's Day with a lot of specials. My mum is going to Regatta at Baha Mar with her cousins on Sunday for brunch for a little girl's getaway. Treat mum to a nice meal for mother's day and give her the day off from cooking.

 

Friday Favourites: Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Hello Lovely,

Mother's Day is this Sunday and you probably forgot to make/buy something AGAIN. You've got to do something special for mum. So here are 3 gift ideas for that special lady in your life.

As an adult, buying a Mother's Day gift is still a struggle, but it doesn't have to be. Why not go back to the classic "coupon book" that worked so well for us in the past? The only difference being this time you'll make some coupons mom will actually want. Here, we've compiled some for you already. We’ve even left some blank for you to fill out yourself. You can print as many as you’d like to make your coupon book as thick as you want.

These are so simple and easy to make- they make a fantastic keepsake and also a perfect gift for any occasion – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Christmas Gifts you name it! The best part is – it will cost you next to nothing to make tons of them!

How awesomely simple is this idea? You can't beat the classic personalised Mother's Day Mug as a gift if you're in a pinch.

Mother's Day Free Printable Coupon Book

As Mother's Day approaches (May 8 — you're welcome for the reminder), it's a good time to go over some do’s and don’ts for gift giving. Let’s face it, as adults uncooked macaroni glued to cardboard doesn't cut it any more when you have a full-time job. Remember your tween years, when you'd forget it was Mother's Day until the actual day and frantically throw together a "coupon book?" Basically gifting your mother — the woman who birthed you, nurtured you and raised you— a collection of IOU's. Things like "One free lawn mowing," or "Will walk the dogs without being asked." They were chores we were going to do anyway, but we were desperate and young, and we could get away with it. Not so much any more.

As an adult, buying a Mother's Day gift is still a struggle, but it doesn't have to be. Why not go back to the classic "coupon book" that worked so well for us in the past? The only difference being this time you'll make some coupons mom will actually want.

Here, we've compiled some for you already. We’ve even left some blank for you to fill out yourself. You can print as many as you’d like to make your coupon book as thick as you want.

All you have to do, to put this gift together, is print and cut out each coupon. Then stack them on top of each other, punch a hole on the side, and tie it together with a ribbon, like so! Feel free to go crazy with the decorations, or keep it simple!

Which ones do you think you’re going to use? Stay tuned this week as we’re going to be giving you great ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts that your mom actually wants!

XoX,