Eleven years ago, I got married one week before Mother’s Day. We boarded an airplane in Detroit, Michigan headed for our honeymoon in Antigua. We booked our return flight to New York, NY where we were to begin our lives. Our wedding date is May 3rd and the following Sunday was Mother’s Day.
Being newlyweds back then, it wasn’t unusual to want to take a trip to celebrate your 1-year anniversary and so on. Then the kids came two years after we married. My mother-in-law is usually out of town Mother’s Day as well.
Little did I know that I had pretty much spent my last Mother’s Day with my mom the year before. It wasn’t really on my mind until now. I literally haven’t spent one Mother’s Day with my mother in 11 years.
As many reality show moms/divas would say, I think I’m starting to get all in my feelings about this. Now, we have traveled to visit them for Memorial Day which is just weeks away, but this isn’t quite the same.
Moving away from family has it’s good and bad points. The good is that you don’t always have family coming over whenever they want. The bad is that you don’t always have family coming over whenever they want.
Below are a few tips I thought of to show mom you care if you can’t be with her on Mother’s Day. These tips also work if you have children but don’t have warm fuzzies for your mom or mother-in-law. I won’t tell.
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