My mother kept the Mother’s Day card I made
her in kindergarten for years, tucked away in her top dresser drawer. I know
because I used to snoop in my parents’ bedroom when I was little and occasionally
made sure my mother still had it. I liked knowing she kept it.
The best gift I ever received for Mother’s
Day? Easy – my daughter. On Mother’s Day 1996 I went into labour. Unfortunately, her timing was a little
off and she hung on for three aggravating days until the hospital finally let
me stay. This was before some brilliant mother came up with the concept of a
push present (a what?) and I received a lovely bouquet of flowers from my
husband for my efforts.
I have since received some delightful hand-made
Mother’s Day gifts that still adorn my dresser – my younger daughter’s
handprint lovingly framed; a wall hanging of a cluster of woolly god’s eyes
with a school portrait stuck in the centre. I should probably get rid of them
since my children have made me much finer things since then, but I can’t quite
bring myself to do it, despite watching several episodes of Hoarders.
In our May/June issue we’re delighted to
bring back our crafts page, just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Check out our easy gift ideas and start your own collection!