Memo/Letter written to my adult children regarding Mother's Day.
|My children are grown up now, with children of their own. I raised them as a single parent and remember those days as a busy and turbulent time, yet the most wonderful days of my life. I wrote this memo to them a couple of years ago, and I think, at least hope, that other moms, single or otherwise, can relate to my feelings and my plea to my children. |
TO: My Children
FROM: Your Mother
RE: Mother's Day
Children, I cherish the thought that you are thinking of me on this day and I am touched in a wonderful way by any remembrance or show of appreciation, on your part, for my efforts and/or my genes. However, please don’t give me a little glass plaque that says “Mother” or “Mom” or even “The Best Mom”. I know that I am a mom; I know that you know that I am a mom and we are all aware that “Best Mom” may be a bit of an exaggeration.
Please, no cut flower arrangement either, rather a lovely living plant that I could nurture and enjoy and watch grow as I once did you.
The very best tribute to my motherhood would be a picture or a collage of pictures (preferably, nicely framed) of you, all grown up, with your spouses and your beautiful children, being together, hard at work or play. I will be looking for and hoping to see a twinkle of enjoyment and love of life in the eyes of my offspring. This is all I truly need to realize my hopes and dreams for you, my children, and make my life a success.
P.S. A nice lavishly planned dinner with no dishes to do would be a suitable alternative to the “Mother” plaque.
Love Always, Mom