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This Mother’s Day, it’s going to be all about my mom. She’s been through a lot lately.
Last September, my dad passed away. Not only was he my dad and I miss him every day, but my mom and dad were married for over 40 years. She lost her best friend. Then, just two weeks ago, she sold the only home she’s known in about the same amount of time and moved a block away from me. She likes it there, she’s glad she’s so close, but it’s still a lot of change.
As if that weren’t enough, she had to be taken to the hospital and monitored overnight because of an extreme dizzy spell. They ran tests and everything came back normal, but I’m sure stress from all she’s been through didn’t help. All of this at 69 years of age. It would be a lot for anyone.
So, she deserves it. She deserves more than one day, actually. After browsing through and purchasing a few items at the “One Stop Shop” Mother’s Day aisle by American Greetings in Walmart, it was easy to come up with a plan. One stop shop is right, this display has everything you would need from cards to stuffed pillows to inspiration.
Since my mom had just moved into her new house, I wanted to give her something that both said I love you but was also a “welcome home”. We picked up two American Greetings Mother’s Day cards, one to Grandma from my kids, which they happily filled out inside, and the other from me. As she deserves more than one day, we made this day Grandma’s Day.
We made Plastic Fork Tulips for Mother’s Day before, but now I have another idea if you want to give the real thing. I found a beautiful red tulip still at Walmart and a plain pot. Not only can they write messages in the card, but also on the flower pot! Talk about the Best Mom’s Day Ever!
- markers (we didn’t use permanent, but permanent would be better)
- plain, light colored flower pot
Have your kids write messages and make pictures to Grandma or the mom in your life.
My daughter even managed to draw a picture of my mom’s dog on the pot. Fill with a beautiful flower and you have a gorgeous, personalized Mother’s Day present!
And then, we stopped by so the kids could give their Grandma her presents.
She was so happy and surprised! She loved her flower and couldn’t wait to read her card.
I bought her a few things from the One Stop Shop as well, including a timely Home is Where Your Story Begins sign that would be great on her wall. Because for every end there is a new beginning. I’m waiting for Mother’s Day to give her mine, though. This was Grandma’s Day!
Be sure to check out this “One Stop Shop” at Walmart for your #BestMomsDayEver!