A Special Date with Mom

“A mother’s love is the sun that warms our hearts, the rain that nourishes our souls, and the wind that carries us forward.” — Unknown.

 “Motherhood: All Love Begins and Ends There.” — Robert Browning

(STL.News) Mother’s Day is one of the most sentimental and nostalgic holidays of the year.  Although we treasure our mothers all year round, this special day is set aside each year to say thank you for all she has done for us and to show her just how very much we care.

This Mother’s Day, let us reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary women who have made such a profound impact on our lives.  These are the women who have nurtured us, the women who have protected us, and the women who have made us who we are today.

Our mothers helped us with our homework, baked us our favorite cookies, took care of us when we were sick, hugged us when we were feeling down, inspired us in our careers, made us laugh, and most of all, helped make us better people.

A mother’s love is like no other.  It knows no boundaries or limitations and is as unconditional as it is unwavering.  It is a bond that cannot be broken, a love that is not easily explained, and a feeling that lasts forever.  From the moment a child is born, a mother’s role is a mix of patience, kindness, tolerance, understanding, discipline, sacrifice, virtue, and of course, lots of love.  It is not an easy job.

Have you ever noticed how a mother has the amazing ability to be everywhere at once?  She can somehow manage to juggle more than seems humanly possible.  There is no one who can multitask like a mom.  She can watch TV, fold laundry, iron clothes, bake a cake, and do yoga all at the same time, and for many moms, that’s after a full day at the office.

Our mom is our superhero and our number-one cheerleader.  It’s really important to cherish every moment that you can spend with her because she won’t always be there.  So let us honor and celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, and all the mother figures who have made a difference in our lives.

How can we make Mother’s Day especially special this year?  We can always buy gifts for Mom—a new outfit, a new fragrance, or a pretty piece of jewelry.  But what could be a better Mother’s Day gift than you spending the day with Mom?  Here are four memory-making ideas that mom is sure to love!

  • Pamper mom with an all-day Spa adventure.  There are many good places to choose from in St Louis.  Book a relaxing day for the two of you in cozy robes, comfy house slippers, fancy face masks, and her favorite wine or cocktail.  Tell Mom she can get any treatment she desires.  She might enjoy a facial, some waxing, a massage, a mani-pedi, or all of the above.
  • A farmer’s market is a lovely place to spend the morning, and St Louis has the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi in the Historic Soulard Market.  Picture you and your mom browsing a world-class bakery and spice shop, all the while sampling delicious farm-fresh snacks.  Then on to a little shopping from the vendors who sell flowers, jewelry, sports memorabilia, photography, and handmade crafts.
  • How about taking Mom for a lovely afternoon stroll through a beautiful sculpture garden with a couple of lattes in hand?  Laumier Sculpture Park in St Louis County might be a perfect place to take Mom.  There are more than 70 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in this beautiful 105-acre park.  There are benches and picnic tables throughout the Park, so you might even bring a picnic basket.
  • If you think your mom has an artistic flair, or even if she doesn’t, a paint party could be a lot of fun.  Usually, a professional artist is on hand to provide step-by-step instructions to help you reproduce a pre-selected work of art while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.  At the end of class, you and Mom get to keep your creations, making for a lovely memento of your special Mother’s Day together.

Whatever you decide to do for that special mother figure in your life, she is bound to love it…just like she loves you!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Moms out there!

Author: Kara Savio