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post #1 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation HELP! I need Mother's Day Ideas!!!!

I need to get my mom something for mother's day, she is 55yrs old and I am 21yrs old. She is a single mom who raised 4kids alone while going to college as an RN. She loves her dogs(yorkies) bird houses and feeders but I buy those for her all the time. I also have a money crunch of about $20! I have no idea what to get her, I'd love to send flowers because it'd make her feel so special but I can't find any flowers that are cheap enough and look good. I can't take her out to dinner because 1. she's on a diet, 2. she had a gastric bypass and can only eat a scoop or two of food so it'd be a total waste and she'd feel bad. She also works midnights so it's hard to plan but I know she will be home all day sunday, but I won't cuz I work. I'm sooo worried because I get paid tomorrow and then i will have the money but it's a tight money crunch because my work messed up my pay and didn't pay me for 20hrs of work!!! WAAA! Help!!

Anyone know what I can do?!? Gotta be some mom's out there to help me figure this out, what would you want?
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 12:41 PM
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Give her a gift of your time - it doesn't have to be on Mother's Day. Give her a nice card and make plans to do something together at a later date when it fits in your schedules.
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 02:28 PM
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You could pick her some flowers, I bet she would love that even more than purchased flowers.
Books are always a great and meaningful gift to me.
Maybe you could bake her something but make it be in tiny portions so that she could eat it despite her gastric bypass. Like make her cookies but make them tiny.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 02:39 PM
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I say combine the flowers with the time!

Even buy a flower that she can plant outside and will be pretty all summer.

Mother's love anything their kids give them. (Unless they are like my disfunctional mother but it sounds like your mother is on the normal side.)

Do you have a cute photo of you that you can print out and put in a frame?
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 03:37 PM
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How about a homemade card? I've learnt parents love especially everything that their children have made theirself, at least my parents are like that.

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 04:02 PM
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How about you offer to help her with something that she needs to get done, like a large project? My mom asked my family to help her weed and plant her perennial garden. xD I mean, gifts are better for some individuals, I suppose, but it's worth a try if all else fails.

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post #7 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 09:39 PM
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I think the beat thing you could do for her is get a nice card and write down how you feel about her. Tell her how much you appreciate all of her sacrifices growing up and what a wonderful woman you thin she is. Then maybe get some nice nail polish and some nice smelling lotion and give her a foot massage and a pedicure. As a mom myself, that sounds like the PERFECT mother's day.

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-07-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah. I plan on making her a sappy thank you mom card because she does/did sacrifice her entire life to just us kids and she has been depressed alot lately because I am the last of the 4 kids left in the state and in her house. One brother doesn't even speak to us because he is ashamed of his girlfriend... LONG STORY!! Anyways, I found a nice mini rose prennial plant at Lowe's I will buy her and Make a card right now. Last year i bought her a cherry tree and we planted it together and I told her this would be there to remind her of my life and how she nutured me into this beautiful person that I am today and well... the tree died!!! Lol but we went out and bought a peach tree a few months later and it is growing by leaps and bounds and gave us 4 perfect peaches last year that we picked and ate together on the front porch. :)

But I am sure my 3 brothers won't even remember mother's day sunday :( Great brothers I know. So I will make it as special as I can, I got the morning off so I will make breakfast in bed for her if she doesn't beat me to it, which she usually does! haha Anyways, I will post my letter to her on here later to make all those mother's out there tear up I'm sure, I got alot of great things to mention that I wrote down at work today!
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-07-2010, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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UGH!!! So I cried while typing it and just could get sappy enough but I think she will cry through the whole thing... What do you guys think?

"Dear Mom,
I just wanted to take this day to thank you for being my mother, I know we have our ups and downs but I will always be your daughter. We have been through a lot together as you brought me up from a spitfire little girl to a strong, independent young woman that I am today. One day I will leave your wing and fly away on my own and I am fully confident that I will have strong wings thanks to you. I know I am gone a lot, off with boyfriends, working, going to college, but if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have any of those things. I sometimes wondered growing up, why I didn’t have a father when everyone else did but I know it’s because those other people needed both a mother and father to be strong enough to bring them up, I didn’t, I just needed you.
I want you to know that no matter where I go in life and what happens, I will always be your daughter and you will always be my mother and no one can come between that. One day I may be a mother and I know I will come to you to help me become half the mother you are. Also know that if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have any of the opportunities that I have now, I wouldn’t be having to figure out whether I should continue college or take the degree; I wouldn’t have my car, I’d be stuck working full-time at a dead end job. It’s because of you that I want to become strong, independent and secure in my future. I truly hope you see how wonderful you are as a mother. You are my backbone, I know I always have a home and a shoulder when I need it and even if I am out on my own with my own family; I will always look to you for advice.
You are my hero, mom and no matter where I go in life,I will always be your daughter and I will always love you."
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-07-2010, 08:57 PM
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That is perfect. It will mean more to her than any store bought gift ever could. I'm sure she'll love it!

~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork
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