HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY 2020
Even though no one can, nor should, go out anywhere right now, moms can still be celebrated this week-end.
For the past eight years, I’ve really felt the loss of my own little mo on this holiday, for which I’d spend hours searching for at least a dozen perfect greeting cards for her. Then I’d take another few hours thinking of something clever to write in each, and then figure-out the order in which she should open them. She’d look sooo forward to them every year. (I’d do the same again for her birthday, just a few weeks later.) I was so proud when I cleared-out her house after she became an angel, and discovered that she had kept every…single…one of them! (And that from someone who threw-out all my fabulous, creative schoolwork as soon as each grade was over!)
So, if the isolation situation is preventing you from seeing your own mother this year, I suggest you take a page out of my book. It’s most likely too late to send her a bunch of thoughtful cards, but there are tons of surprises everywhere to still be had. [Note: I didn’t do a Mother’s Day Gift Guide this year, but you can look through all of my Gift Guides in this e-zine for ideas. There’s truly something for everyone in them. Just go to the Gift section; all the INAM categories are listed under my logo on the Home page.]
But sadly this year, in addition to helping you celebrate your moms, aunties, grandmas, daughters, and other special females in your lives, I share in mourning all the women we’ve lost this year, especially the ones who unnecessarily left this earth due to the coronavirus. Sooo many people have recently lost their loved ones to this deadly disease, the number of which could have been so much smaller if we had had a real leader in this country to act quickly and then shepard us through.
So please ladies, have your voices be heard by voting for Joe Biden for President in November. Then every day (at least for the next eight years) will be Mother’s Day.
By the way—I apologize a bit for the somber tone of this year’s article, (including that last bit of politics; when I sat down to write this article, I had no idea it was headed that way,) but that’s what the sad state of the world is dictating right now. Let’s hope that next year at this time, we can all go back to being at least a little light-hearted. From my fingers to God’s ears, right?
And no matter what, I wish all my female readers a very Happy Mother’s Day, however you can enjoy it.