A mother is a precious thing. She plays many, many roles for her family in her lifetime. On Mother’s Day, we honor our mothers for all they have done for us and all the love they have shown us. We want her day to be special. This Mother’s Day, try one of these creative ways to celebrate your mother. If you have no one in your life to play this role, try doing one of these things for your favorite person.
MOM I HOPE THESE TWO HEARTS She’ll be proud to display this lovely tabletop cross with double hearts motif and the verse, I hope these two hearts will remind you how much, through God’s tender mercy our two hearts have touched from our new Dear Mom poem.
“We all need to take a closer look at the things we’ve avoided—the things lurking around in this place where love and addiction meet—so we’re as strong as we can be.”
Make Her a “My Favorites” Video
Make videos of each of your mom’s favorite people telling her Happy Mother’s Day in their own unique way. Have it turned into one compilation CD. The two of you can enjoy it together over her favorite food.
Recovering from an addiction is tough enough, but when you throw in the tremendous responsibilities of motherhood, resisting cravings and remaining abstinent–much less enjoying the rewards of sobriety–can seem like an impossible challenge.
Try Somewhere New for Lunch
Do your homework and look for a mysterious new restaurant — something fresh and unique. Make sure they will be open for Mother’s Day and order carryout to take to your mom. This will be a special time for the two of you to talk and enjoy something new.
Express your love for recovery with this uplifting colorful recovery medallion. It pretty much speaks for itself. The Serenity Prayer is on the backside.
Take Her on a Road Trip
Road trips can be tons of fun. Take her wherever she wants to go. Try suggesting the nearest mountain, beach, or lake, and see what she says. Call ahead to make sure they have a decent place to stay, and take off. Make sure and take some CDs of some of her favorite artists for the car. Neither of you will forget this time together.
Lois W. is the co-founder of the AI-Anon Family Groups, and the widow of Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Here she recalls her childhood and life in Brooklyn as the protected daughter of a leading doctor, and her romantic marriage to Bill during World War I.
Prepare Her a Sweet Picnic
On A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, they put out quite a spread. The table was full of buttered sliced bread, pretzels, popcorn, jelly beans, carrots, pumpkin pie, and so on. You don’t have to use this menu, but have your picnic indoors, if you want to, on the floor, if you want to, and have tons of fun with your menu. Make her laugh when she sees it. Have it with a movie she likes or one you know she will like. Laughter is a commodity, and everyone needs plenty — you, too.
This welcoming Fellowship Medallion speaks for itself. Fellowship is the meeting after the meeting. Perfect gift for fellowship groups in any program.
If you have a great mother, give thanks. If this is a hard holiday for you, know that you have people in your 12-step support group who care about you and that you are resilient and strong. If you’re looking for a perfect gift for your mom you can visit my12stepstore.com.