I remember as a kid in third grade making this huge Mother’s Day card out of construction paper – the long kind folded into a “book,” with lots of pages inside and each page a picture I’d drawn or colored throughout the year, or something I’d written and turned in. The teacher was pretty resourceful to have saved the special things we’d done over the year in her class, knowing how much a mother loves to save such grand things. I was so proud of that “card/book,” and even more so when my mom hugged me and told me how much she loved it. I remembered that so much that when my own kids were small, I saved their school things and art work and helped them make the same little booklets for their grandmothers. My mom not only remembered where I had gotten the idea from – some twenty years later, she pulled out my Mother’s Day card from that year. She’d kept it with her most prized possessions. It really is the little things that count – the small gestures that show our love.
Camp Wedding (the story of the Heartsight characters’ wedding) will be released soon as part of the Astraea Press anthology, Marry Mayhem, the proceeds from which are being donated to the relief effort in Alabama. In Camp Wedding, you will be able to read about one daughter’s great love for her mother and new father – so great she stops the wedding while she expresses it.
I’d love to hear about your Mother’s Day memories – either as a mom or as a child. Please share your memories here: