May 6, 2016

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but instead of sharing another list of gift ideas, I thought I would shake things up a bit. I want to share a bit of advice that was recently passed my way, and it’s a father’s advice for Mother’s Day.  Read what he has to say about life as a parent, and a little secret for a priceless gift any mother would want on her special day!

Happy Mother's Day


“A Little Mother’s Day Secret…
OK, so maybe it’s not such a secret, but it is certainly something that I didn’t fully comprehend until my children showed up on the scene.
Parenthood is a transformative event.  I mean it when I say it is an event.  In just a few hours your whole world changes.  The love you feel for your spouse or brothers or sisters or parent is no comparison to that feeling you get when you hold your child for the first time.  When your friends have children they will tell you that they don’t remember their life before they arrived.  It sounds phony, but it’s true.
So, why am I telling you this?  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and I can tell you for certain that cards and flowers are nice, but aren’t really necessary. What your mom REALLY enjoys is your company.  They miss you when you are far away. They long to hear from you, even if it’s only for a few minutes on the phone.  I know that it might not be possible for you to make the trip to see your Mom, and that is OK, she will understand. Just don’t forget to pick up the phone and call her, and tell her how much she means to you.  That simple gesture means more than you know.”
Happy Mother's Day
So for this Mother’s Day, give your mom something special… Your love and attention. I’m not yet a mother, but it has been more in my adult years that I have realized that, yes, I’m sure my mom enjoys gifts, flowers, and a thoughtful card, but nothing compares to giving her the gift of your time and love!
Not to say that a flower delivery, and a sentimental card ever hurts. Our go-to flower shop Birchwood Creative has so many beautiful arrangements to choose from!
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Photography: The Grovers Photography | @the_grovers  @aimeegrover @troygrover

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  • Reply Stephanie Atkins May 6, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    This advice is spot on! My favorite Mother’s Day gift was a few years back & my daughter set up the back patio to look like Hawaii & made lunch for me. We sat outside, had our lunch, & then talked and laughed for hours! It was so special that she took the time out of her busy schedule to just spend the day with me. It will forever be my favorite Mother’s Day gift!

  • Reply Christie Peachey May 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Oh how right you are! I’m sure knowing Roy Hubbard the way I did (one of our dear friends!) he would be saying a huge AMEN too!! I’m sure as busy as Tyler is he struggles with being with Amy as much as he would like to but I bet he picks up the phone and thanks her for being such an awesome mom….he’s that kind of wonderful young man…always has been!! Thanks for the wonderful pics of such a special family!!!😃💕🌸

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