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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13

Whom should we celebrate on Mother’s Day?

Our old friend Merriam-Webster defines a mother as
a: a female parent; for example, She’s the mother of three small children.
b(1): a woman in authority; specifically: the superior of a religious community of women; for example, Mother Theresa
(2): an old or elderly woman; for example, Mother Hubbard

Well, yes. A mother can be the biological or adoptive female who raised you. But a mother can also be someone who has had or is having a profound influence on your life. Someone who is compassionate, loving, nurturing, kindhearted, selfless and strong; such as a grandmother, nana, step mother, mother-in-law, older sister, aunt, a friend’s mother, a friend of the family, and so on.

Photograph by Rosemary B. Intingaro
Here in the U.S. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May; but in other parts of the world, it is called Mothering Sunday and is usually the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Either way, it’s a day set aside to honor the person or persons who have shown you nurturing, loving kindness.

There are lots of ways to recognize your mom or someone who was “like a mother” to you.
Photograph by Rosemary B. Intingaro

Traditional gifts for Mother’s Day are flowers such as orchids, carnations, roses and a card and are always very nice. But how about a gift that lasts longer and spreads more joy.

If you make a donation to the Power of Flowers Project in someone’s name for Mother’s Day, we will send that person a beautiful greeting card such as the one pictured below, according to your instructions. This will help spread Mother’s Day joy to someone who isn’t as fortunate to have family near or who is in desperate need of a smile on that day,

Sample of Mother’s Day Card we will send when you make a donation

Click here to honor someone special this Mother’s Day AND support the Power of Flowers Project.

As an alternative, consider dropping by the

The Power of Flowers Project Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler Street, Tewksbury

There you will find a wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs for sale along with several garden themed raffle items and a Garden Whimsy Table full of crafty garden items you can purchase as a Mother’s Day gift.

Better yet, the week before Mother’s Day bring your loved one to the Power of Flowers Project Plant Sale. Let them pick out their own plants and then help them garden on Mother’s Day!

Any way you celebrate on May 13, be sure to show the person or persons who helped you on your way how much you appreciate them.Photograph by Rosemary B. Intingaro