For some of us motherless mothers, the holiday of Mother’s Day is bittersweet. Is this a day to remember our moms? A day to celebrate our own motherhood? A little of both?
Here’s a lovely idea I wanted to share to honour our mothers: Capture the essence of her, whether alive or passed on & write a short story of her life. Starting with a photograph, a letter, a recipe or memory of your mom, write a few paragraphs or a couple of pages of facts you know about her life. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple.
If you are lucky to have a mom who’s still here, perhaps shoot a little video of your mom this Mother’s Day. Ask her a few questions about her life. Or for those of us who can’t do that, why not create a small list of interview questions and ask your kids what they think of you. Video tape them answering or just write down the answers. Again, keep it simple and just do it. Life goes by so quickly and ideas fall to the wayside. It’s nice to have these kinds of memories to look back on and they are super easy to do.
You will be glad you did!