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    What's the best gift you ever gave or received on Mother's Day?

    What's the best gift you ever gave or received on Mother's Day?

    Mother's Day makes me sad because it reminds me of how I never did enough for my mother while she was still alive. As a child I just gave her Mother's Day cards that our teachers at school helped us make out of construction paper. After I moved away for college, every year around Mother's Day I spent a few minutes drawing childish doodles of flowers and animals and "Happy Mother's Day" on a blank piece of computer printer paper, and mailed it to her. I didn't think much of it--I thought it was just a cheap and quick way to fulfill an obligation, and she seemed to like it.

    After she died and I looked through her things, I found all of my casually handmade cards carefully stored with her best jewelry and family heirlooms. I guess they meant more to her than I knew. I wish I had done more for her on Mother's Days and all other days, but I'm glad that at least I spent those few minutes each year doing something that made her happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What's the best gift you ever gave or received on Mother's Day?
    The gift that keeps on giving...my daughter. She was born close to Mother's Day.

    After she died and I looked through her things, I found all of my casually handmade cards carefully stored with her best jewelry and family heirlooms. I guess they meant more to her than I knew.
    You have no idea. It's the little things that count.
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    The last summer I spent at home, I planted a semi-large flower garden for her. And I re-built her front porch. But what I enjoyed the most, was taking her to the mountains. She used to hike a lot before she got sick, and enjoys any chance she has to go to the mountains, even if she can't hike
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtlady4LE View Post
    The gift that keeps on giving...my daughter.
    I agree! Both of my kids running up to me hugging me and smiling makes me happy to be a mother! That's the best gift I can receive....just seeing them happy!



    You have no idea. It's the little things that count.
    I would MUCH rather the little home made cards that my children make. They are more special and personal to me. Something that takes thought and time. Something from their thoughts.
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    I agree about the handmade cards. My kids still make them every year, even though they are 12 and 13 years old, and they are far better than anything Hallmark can make!

    But my all-time favorite is hearing my kids say, "I love you, Mom."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What's the best gift you ever gave or received on Mother's Day?

    Mother's Day makes me sad because it reminds me of how I never did enough for my mother while she was still alive. As a child I just gave her Mother's Day cards that our teachers at school helped us make out of construction paper. After I moved away for college, every year around Mother's Day I spent a few minutes drawing childish doodles of flowers and animals and "Happy Mother's Day" on a blank piece of computer printer paper, and mailed it to her. I didn't think much of it--I thought it was just a cheap and quick way to fulfill an obligation, and she seemed to like it.

    After she died and I looked through her things, I found all of my casually handmade cards carefully stored with her best jewelry and family heirlooms. I guess they meant more to her than I knew. I wish I had done more for her on Mother's Days and all other days, but I'm glad that at least I spent those few minutes each year doing something that made her happy.
    Hell when I was a kid every thing I did was the best thing in the world acording to her.

    That's what makes Moms special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piggybank Cop View Post
    Hell when I was a kid every thing I did was the best thing in the world acording to her.

    That's what makes Moms special.

    Not to be confused with females who give birth.


    That's right, Piggybank. Lol, my mom still has and uses a vase (made out of a glass Coke bottle and contact paper) that I made for her when I was five or so.

    She gives cards and flowers to us every Mother's Day because she says it's because of us that she's able to celebrate the holiday. And to thank us for being good kids.




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    Mother fucker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Mother fucker!
    That's the spirit!

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    I wish I had done more for her

    The best gift? Being there when she needed someone to protect and fight for her when she couldnt anymore...

    Jenna.....we all have regrets....

    This is my first Mother's Day without my Mom.....I miss her every day....I did and said things I regret and regret things I didnt say and do...through it all...one constant....not our understanding of the other.....not our acceptance of all our differences...BUT our unfaltering love for each other....no matter what.....

    RIP, Mother dear....You were the glue.....that held the family together.....
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    Before my mom passed away she was a Cubs fan even though i liked the Sox. She was a fan for 20 years but never been to a game. So I got us the best seats in the house one night. You should of seen her big smile, the Cubs even won that night. The best picture of my mom and I was taken at that game. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM, I really miss you.
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    yesterday i gave my mom a 37" vizio high definition flat screen lcd television for mothers day...that trounces a hand made card
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    Thanks for your beautiful posts about your mothers, your children, and your Mother's Days, and also for the jokes, which show that nothing is to sacred to be subject to cop humor . Mother's Days have been hard for me after my mother died, but you cheered me up.
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