Friday, May 10

Friday Favorites – Celebrating Moms Everywhere

Mother’s Day. A sweet holiday to show your mom just how much you care. But sometimes, it’s just plain hard to think of something new to make this year’s celebration of her stand out. So, I thought it might be helpful to share a few ideas I’ve come across…

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1. Hydrangea: Now I know what you’re thinking – “flowers for Mother’s Day? That’s not original at all.” But just wait. There’s a twist. One of the finance gals in the Proverbs 31 office was talking about her most special Mother’s Day present today and I absolutely loved this idea… give your mom a hydrangea that she can plant herself. Then every year when it blooms, she’ll remember that you gave her a special gift that lives on.

2. Farmer’s market: A trip to the local farmer’s market is right up my alley. And I’ll tell you why – I’m really, really trying hard to only eat fruits, vegetables, and lean meats right now. Healthy eating. Yes. So why not spend a day with your mom picking out some fresh produce to make a meal together? And if you’re feeling adventurous, maybe you can buy some cauliflower and avocados to experiment with these healthy summer recipes I posted a few Fridays ago.

3. Cooking classes: Y’all. I’m not even going to pretend I’m a good cook. I’m just not good at it. Period. But learning a thing or two about how to make an easy, tasty meal from someone who knows what they’re doing sounds fun. And the best part? You can find some amazing deals on these classes by going through Groupon or LivingSocial. You can also check with your local grocery store or culinary school to see if they’re offering classes.

4. Necklace: What would a Friday Favorites be without some fun jewelry? And if we’re being honest… every mom loves something to give her outfit a little “pop.”

5. NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women: Give your mom the gift of God’s Word through the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Woven throughout Scripture are daily devotions from the Proverbs 31 team! You can purchase it through our Proverbs 31 store or if you want to give it to mom on Sunday, check with your local Family Christian Bookstore.

And I’m doing a giveaway! Leave a comment telling me your favorite Mother’s Day gift and I’ll pick one person to win a copy of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women shown above.

Discussion

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    Vicky D says:

    My favorite gift would be spending time with my kids and their families. I especially appreciate this since one of my kids lives out of state.

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    Colleen G. says:

    Opening my eyes to our child on my first Mother’s Day. After 7 years of infertility, just looking into the eyes of life was, and will always be my best Mother’s Day gift.
    -Colleen G.

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    Christy says:

    My favorite Mother’s Day gift is the little notes drawn in crayon and stick figures. Though I’ve had my eye on that Bible for a while — maybe I should drop better hints?

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    My favorite mother’s day gift that I gave my mom was when I was living overseas and I was able to surprise her by coming home that year for mother’s day. It was literally only a couple days before I had to go back to work, but it was worth it, especially seeing the surprised look on her face when she came out of a meeting and there I was with a bunch of my family. This year, money’s a little tight so I’m giving her two mix CDs of her favorite Christian worship music. Can’t wait!

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    Latrelle says:

    My favorite thing from my adult children is their time–just to talk & listen. That’s the best!

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    Angie Miller says:

    This is only my 4th Mothers Day as a mom, but this is my 1st year as a mom to TWO boys! That’s probably the best gift of all.

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    My favorite Mother’s Day gift has always been the one that is heart-felt and hand-made. Since we don’t usually “have the money” for things we don’t really need, I appreciate when my husband…I mean the kids keep it simple.

  8. 212

    Since my husband is not the best gift giver I appreciate the gift of our family being together especially at church.

  9. 213

    oooh, I’d love to win! This sounds like a great Bible.

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    Susan Vaughn says:

    I would LOVE to give this gift of God’s Word and your devotionals to my mother, Mary! She would love this!! Hope I’m not too late in responding!!

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    My favorite mother’s day gift – EVERY SINGLE YEAR – are the moments with my own mother and my mother-in-love when I get to shower these precious women with love and thanks for setting great examples, being godly women, and helping me to raise godly women in my home. I pray my example will point them to The Lord Jesus Christ as their guide!

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    Michelle says:

    My favorite Mother’s Day gift was time. My husband and boys (13 and 15) spent time with me. No one had chores or errands. We just did what I wanted and they tagged along!

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    Fave gift: my mom gave me the necklace she gave her mother (my grandmother) for helping her plan my wedding. My grandmother has passed away since my wedding so this gift was an extra special mother-daughter bond I didn’t really get to see my mom have with her mother.

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    Jody Rivera says:

    My favorite Mother’s Day present is that my son and daughter were baptized at church this Sunday. I was so happy to see them accept God into their lives and will love to continue to watch them grow in their love and faith of him.

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    Tara Lightsey says:

    This year, the most precious gift that I could receive and share with my kids and family is the gift of recovery. I have been a closet alcoholic for many years, and this past December, God finally opened my eyes to the life and blessings that I have been missing, and robbing my family of. I have drawn much nearer to God and family over these last 6 months. This Mother’s Day was different. I was able to enjoy the blessings and innocence of my children without struggling. I am so grateful for the keurig, the plants with little fingerprints (precious!), and the sweet handmade cards! But I am most thankful that God never gives up, He is the Great Healer, and His love never fails!!

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    Christina Kirby says:

    I am a missionary in Mexico so I get two mother’s days! May 10th here is the day we celebrate. My step son has duchenne muscular dystrophy and goes to a special needs school we have here at the orphanage and this year they bought flowers for each child to give to their mom! The mother’s work in the strawberry fields mostly and the children stay are bused in and out so I am sure the flowers were great for all moms. However the best gift was the smile of my very proud son with his flowers!

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    I am hoping to become pregnant soon and that would be the most amazing Mother’s Day gift!

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    Rachel Anna says:

    My favorite Mother’s Day gift was the beautiful card that my 20-month-old daughter colored completely purple just for me!

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    My best gift ever on Mother’s Day was to wake up seeing the smiles on my two childrens faces, them knowing that we are in a hard time trying to make it day to day but yet still finding the grace of God in their hearts and understanding that it will be ok. Hearing “Mom it will be ok, we still have each other” is enough to fill my heart for an eternity, and that is truly a blessing.