How did you find the energy, Mom
To do all the things you did,
To be teacher, nurse and counselor
To me, when I was a kid.
How did you do it all, Mom,
Be a chauffeur, cook and friend,
Yet find time to be a playmate,
I just canâ€™t comprehend.
I see now it was love, Mom
That made you come whenever I’d call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mom
And I thank you for it all.
By Joanna Fuchs
It is often very hard to express what the word â€˜momâ€™ means. But, I think Joanna Fuchs has captured the meaning very well.
As Motherâ€™s day approaches, I reminisce to my childhood and the gifts I gave to my mom on Motherâ€™s Day, showing her in the only way I understood, at the time, how much I loved her. Â They often consisted of paper woven placemats, salt and pepper shakers (I think I started her collection), a snipped flower from the neighbourâ€™s yard, paper mache bowls made at school and/or homemade cards. My mother would often tell me, as a child, it is the thought that counts, not the gift.
As a mother, I now know exactly what she meant. Those handmade gifts from my children were so precious and often touched me to the core. I think my favourites were the homemade cards, coupons for washing the dishes, shoulder massage or making me a cup of tea.Â Just little things to show they cared.
As a grandmother, I love to see how my grandchildren interact with their mother, my daughter. How the love is passed on from one generation to the next generation and back again.
Tea time with my mother & grandmother was always a special time. Often, on Motherâ€™s Day, we would go out for tea to the local tea house. Spending an afternoon together, making and sharing memories.
Do you have a special Mother and Daughter (or Son) tea moment?
Share it with us below for a chance to win two Libre Tea Large glasses and a package of our Ming Mei green tea to share with your mother!
Draw ends Sunday, May 8th! We will use Random.org to choose the winner1
by Cindy, Libre collaborator