To My Mother
by Edgar Allan Poe
Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you,
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you,
In setting my Virginia's spirit free.
My mother, my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
Gift Voucher: A Helping Hand
Give the gift of free time to your Mum by offering to take care of some chores for her. Make your own gift vouchers for a range of household tasks and stick them in a fancy envelope. Whenever she wants to take some 'me' time, she can redeem one of the vouchers. Include blank ones too, so she can choose which task she would like to be done.
Time: Mom's Day
Treat your Mom to a well-deserved day off and take over the household tasks, give her a book, a drink and her favorite sweets so that she can indulge and relax. If you want to really treat her, make dinner (or order it in) and rent a movie she'll enjoy.
Home Office: Glued together
Give your mom a set of useful desk accessories, personalized stationery and a bottle of glue, tape, paper clips and a stapler. Add a personal message saying "Mom, thanks for being the glue that holds this family together. Here are some things to help you keep it all together".
I love classical music but sadly there are not many concerts in my hometown. When I saw a poster for a concert by one of my favorite classical artist, I was very upset that it was once again too far away for me to go. My daughter must have realized just how much I wanted to go as she got me two tickets for me and her to go together. It was a wonderful experience and a very memorable occasion!
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.