Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day . . .

How was your “Mother’s Day?” Were you pampered by husband and kids? Spent the day with your mother, or assorted mothers: mother-in-law, step-mother, foster mother? Were you left alone to do your own thing? Did you go out for dinner? Open presents? Sleep all day? WOW!  

So many things and I bet you didn’t even have control over your day. But that's ok!

That was the way it had been for me for many years. Being torn between obligation and appreciation. So what does Mother’s Day have to do with your Family Museum? Well, I’ll tell you. When you set aside that special place in your home for the display and preservation of your family heirlooms, you can put the many gifts you received from this and past Mother’s Days in your museum.

Perhaps you saved some precious things that your mother kept from her celebrations. By visiting these treasures you can recall those extraordinary moments, long dormant in the recesses of your brain. And when the day is over, gifts and cards opened, meals eaten, kisses and hugs until next time, you should feel pretty proud of yourself that you are appreciated and then do yourself a favor; save the cards, even gift wrappings, ribbons & bows (that you can use again) and place the gifts in your family museum. If not an object, a photograph of the eventful day. It doesn’t take much time or effort to create a memory, because that is what life is all about.
If you have the time, please read my past Mother’s Day blog posted on Friday, May 9, 2014. One of the few things I saved over the years that is precious to me is a little book and diary of my first foray into motherhood. And there is a moral to the story, too.

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