Mother’s Day Can Be Hard If Mom’s Not Around
See that photo of my mother with her 70s-style hairdo? It's one that always makes me smile. I pull it out this time of year because it helps me get through the days leading up to and including Mother's Day. Enjoying old photos and memories is a way I like to honor Mom. But I started to wonder if there was more I could be doing.
A search on the Internet proved very interesting. Grief counselors and family therapists agree that displaying and enjoying old photos is a healthy thing to do, but they shared many other great ideas. I'll summarize some of them here:
- Wear a piece of Mom's old jewelry
- Do an activity that you used to do together
- Tell stories about her
- Cook her favorite dish, or a meal that she used to make for you
- Take a road trip to one of her favorite places
- Do something nice for another mother
If your mother has died, do you have any suggestions for handling Mother's Day? If so, please share in the Comments section. Sunday can be a difficult day, bringing up feelings of sadness and loneliness so your suggestions can provide help and comfort.