Okay, now it is my turn to interject my thoughts on this subject.
I am a mom. I don't expect gifts, flowers, dinners, etc. This year my son bought me a nice pair of slippers that he knew I've wanted for a long time (but I wouldn't treat myself because they cost $20 so I kept putting the purchase off because I could put that money towards bills, etc). He knew eventually I would break down and buy them for myself but instead he bought them for me as a way of saying ďThank you for all the things youíve done to help meĒ
It is one day a year that is set aside just to make your mother feel special- yes, I agree that everyday should be that way but in life it doesnít happen. We all work, have families, commitments, and are just too busy. But for one day we honor mothers and in June we honor fathers.
I try to make my mom and dad feel special all year long but on those particular days I try to go the extra distance because, frankly, I nor Jeff could ever even come close to paying my parents back for all the things theyíve done for me and him throughout our life. From fixing us a dinner because they know weíve had a really hard week, helping fix the Bonneville, lending Jeff a few dollars until payday for gas or whatever, sewing a button on for Jeff if Iím not home and he canít find my sewing kit, listening to our venting when weíve had a really bad day, etc. It is easy to take parents for granted. This is ONE day for the opportunity to make it extra special.
I donít buy into Valentineí* Day. I donít even celebrate it since Jeffí* dad was killed on 02/12/99. I didnít celebrate it before then either, if I got a card that was nice but it wasnít expected. I am a giver- I like to give presents to those I love- just because. I donít wait until a holiday to give them something special but when those particular days roll around I do everything in my power to make them really feel appreciated. For instance, this past Saturday Jeff took me and my mom to Florence, AL to do a little shopping. If my mother saw something she liked I bought it for her. I made the day all about her. I didnít spend a fortune on her but I let her shop for something she liked and then when we went to the checkouts and she pulled out her wallet I told her it was my treat- her present. She usually wonít buy herself something frivolous but I can. For Fathers Day I will give my Dad something that I know he would never buy for himself and I will make his day special and try to make him feel uber appreciated.
Parents sacrifice for their children, give until they donít have any more to give and then find a way to give a little more.
jwakamud- you and I donít see eye to eye on a lot of levels. We are two different types of people and while I donít agree with you at all I do respect your right to express your thoughts and opinions. If your fiancť feels the same way you do when you get married and donít celebrate your anniversary, motherí* day, Valentineí* Day then you are fortunate that you found her. It all boils down to respect for those you love. Iím not saying you donít love your mother but I am saying it wouldnít kill you to make the effort to make that one specific day all about her.
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