As you (hopefully) all realize by now, this Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States. My own mother lives in Venezuela, so I won’t be able to spend the day with her, but I always plan something special to let her know that I’m thinking of her.
If you’re like me and have a mom who lives far away, there are still plenty of lovely gestures you can make to show your love and appreciation. Read on for a few suggestions.
-A phonecall. Don’t let this day pass without ringing Mom up and wishing her a wonderful Mother’s Day. She’ll be delighted to hear your voice. Ask her ahead of time when she’ll be around for a chat so you don’t risk missing her.
-Flowers. A beautiful bouquet will surely brighten Mom’s day. Alternatively, you can order a plant that will appeal to her green thumb. But hurry—deliveries should be placed soon to ensure they arrive in time.
-Photos. Mom may have a million photos of you growing up, but, living far away, she probably doesn’t get to enjoy the day-to-day snapshots of you and your family. Why not put together a keepsake photo album (or nice photo frame or scrapbook) featuring recent shots of you, your kids or your travels?
-A Date. Make plans with your mother to see her—even if it won’t be for a few months. No gift trumps spending time with your loved ones, so sort out when you two can next visit. Promise her a brunch, a spa day or an afternoon enjoying a cherished activity—she’ll love it!
P.S. Don’t forget your step-moms and grandmothers! They deserve a little attention on this special day too.