“Happy Mother’s Day”. It’s a phrase we all say throughout our lives, but sometimes, we forget what it really means when we’re going through the hustle and bustle of our daily routine. Sometimes, we use this day to let our mother know how much they mean to us, and how much we appreciate every single thing that they do. Sometimes, we just leave a card on the table as we’re hurrying off to work or school, and we hope that it’s enough to make her smile. Sometimes, we forget that it’s Mother’s Day, and we have to run to the convenience store at the last minute to get a card, and as we sign it quickly in splattered ink in the parking lot, we hope she doesn’t notice or call us out on our selfishness.
A mother is there before even birth. She carries you inside her every time, whether she’s biological or not. You’ll forever be in her heart no matter what you do, and she’ll be proud of the things that you do.
After birth, she’s there to make sure you’re fed because you can’t do it yourself. She makes sure you’re clothed because you can’t do it yourself. She makes sure you’re entertained, and that if you’re crying, she knows why in an instant, gravitating toward you and holding you in her arms as much as she can to bond you to her for forever.
As a toddler, she cheers you as you waddle away, and she’s always there to catch you when you fall. When you make a mess of your clothes, she’s there to give you a fresh shirt and pants without stains to make sure that you’re presentable at all times. She lets you play dress up in the funniest ways, and she lets babble on while she stirs a meal on the stove. She dances with you in the living room to old music as she smiles at your laugh.
As a child, she’s there to make sure you have everything you need when you’re sick, including food, blankets, books, television, the works. She’s there to feed you when you feel too weak to do it yourself, and she’s not afraid to get sick herself as she lets you fall asleep on her lap. She throws away all the tissues you’ve used, and when you’re feeling better, she watches you run off into the yard and play, and while she’s afraid while you’re scaling that dead tree in the lawn, she lets you dance on the branches as she stares, ready to catch you if you fall.
As a teenager, she listens to your problems with your changing hormones, and she’s there to give any advice you ask her for. She’s there to tell you life lessons she’s learned from her own time as a teenager, and she’s there to even yell at you when you start getting out of life. She’s there to listen to you scream at her about how she doesn’t understand you, and she’s there to still make you food even when you spent the entire day being rude to her. She’s there to ground you, not only in punishment, but also mentally, so that you’re able to better consider things as they come to you in your life.
As a young adult, your mother is there to watch you leave the nest and attempt to do this thing on your own, but she’s always there to make sure that if you fall, she’s there to guide you back to standing. She knows what it’s like to try to make sense of the world without a parent nearby for the first few years, and she tries to cushion the blow of the real world while you struggle to make rent during college. She’s there to listen to your successes and failures, and she doesn’t judge who you say you kissed at that one party that one time, because she’s been there herself.
As an adult, she’s there to cherish the times you two have had over the years, and she tells you stories of things that she noticed about you as a child. Things that made you not only special to her, but to also the world, and she lets you know what to look out for with your own children. She’s there to let you know that she’s there for advice when you need it, but you start to notice that you two are different people in a lot of ways, and you appreciate that in a lot of aspects. You look up to her as a mother, and you love her as one, and you let her know as often as possible.
What do you get a mother that has been there for you through all of this? What could you possibly give her to let her know that you appreciate the journey she took with you? Why not a portrait turned into text? Find or take a photograph together, and simply upload it to the easy-to-use website. Select with one-of-three canvasses you’d like to order, and ensure that your words are blazoned on it for her to read time and time again. Want to just say “thank you” over and over again? You can with photo-to-text!
No worries if your mother isn’t the handiest either. This gift will arrive in a ready-to-hang frame, so there’s no need to worry about taking it to a professional just to get it framed. She’ll have it up on her wall in no time, and she can even boast about how amazing her child is on social media by sharing the image quickly and easily.
Your mother has done the most for you. Why not give her the best?