Spring Garden
Bark Book

A Mother's Day Plea

Spring garden 00 


I have not posted my Mother’s day plea post for a few years, so I am going to repost it. I feel very strongly about this (which is why I keep reposting). I have a plan myself. I was supposed to have Mother’s day this week but hubby had a family emergency and was out of town. So I am shooting for next week. I will make sure I have some good berries in the fridge and remind my daughters, they need to cook something :- ) I am hoping to walk on the beach and not clean all weekend. So what is your plan?? xoxo



I try not to give sermons on this blog (even though I do it all the time in real life) but I want to write a Mother's day plea. I am hoping this does not apply to any of you ladies but I know too many who do not get the pampering they need on Mother's day. It is usually because they do not ask for it; they do not plan for it. You know if you have a dream, it does not happen without some work. Since most hubbies cannot read our minds (well I know mine can't) we have to ask for what we want. We have to know what we want; we have to make it a priority!

I will probably not be having my Mother’s day this weekend. It will be pushed off until next weekend (I take a whole weekend by the way, not just Sunday !!) We do not have the money. Not that I need a lot but we do not have any money till pay-day. I could just suck it up and say "oh ... it is no problem" but that really would not be true. I would rather wait and do it right. If I have to wait a month I will.

I do it not just to be pampered (although I really like that part) but I do for my girls. When they grow up and (hopefully) are mothers, I do NOT want them to suck it up. I want them to feel honored, I want them to feel loved, I want them to get a break. How I live says much more to my girls, then what I say.

So I have a dream, I have a plan. Before Mother's day I will make sure the fridge has something yummy in it for me, I will have a stack of mags for me to read in bed, I will have let hubby know what I would like (Which will probably be a picnic somewhere and go look at a few antique stores).

So why am I telling you all this? If you always put yourself on the back burner on Mother's day, please not do it this year. For your sake, for you hubbies sake, for your children's sake. Have a dream, make a plan, and ask for what you need. If you need to wait a couple of weeks, please do. Do not let things get in the way of your Mother's day, work around them!!


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


I hope you get your berry filled Mother's Day!
Mine was the best ever. The kids are such a great age now & they have a great dad who leads by example. I spent the whole weekend being pampered & waited on. Home made gifts, some flowers & a candle or 2. Mostly like you said, I felt truly appreciated.
I love your post & the plea. Yes, we Mothers' Give, Give, Give all year. We deserve a day!


Well said!

Blessings, Debbie

Sara's Sweet Surprise

Hello Clarice~(for me)Donna hit the nail on the head in her comment. With my two sons and hubby I'm always the one who caters. In my mind, never expecting much...leaves less room for disappointment.
The funny thing today I chose to work out at the health club, which was nice having the whole place to myself. Now I'll get a hot shower and settle in with a cuppa.

I absolutely appreciated your words.
Happy Moms Day!
Sweet wishes,


Very well said.


Gumbo Lily

If they ask me, "What would you like for Mother's Day?" I tell them. Usually I want something like sweat -- a flower bed or a garden gate.



What wonderful sentiments, Clarice. You DESERVE a special Mother's Day weekend. You do so much - for your family and for all your friends (including us blogger friends). I hope you have a very beautiful day! xoxo Theresa


Very interesting! I agree with you. I almost made the reservations to the place I would like to go to have lunch myself but held back. I did come home with a rose yesterday and my husband asked who was that for and I said "me" just in case anyone forgets to get me one!


Thank you I really needed that!!! I am the mother of all boys and ALWAYS let it slide, I always figured if it's not genuine and I have to ask, I don't want it... It hurts but I feel I can't change the way they are...
Happy Mother's Day to you!!!
Big Hugs,

The comments to this entry are closed.