2. Honor Mom with Words She’ll Love to Hear
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Love can be heard, so can honor. Carefully-spoken and encouraging words to our mothers are beautiful and pleasing (Proverbs 25:11). We need to be intentional to honor our mom with words that will cheer her heart and encourage her during these times of struggle.
We can always send a Mother’s Day card with a tribute to our mom, but perhaps we can also share these regards with her on Facetime, Skype, Snapchat, or another video chat space. Think of a biblical truth she models well. There are plenty of ideas about a noble character in Proverbs 31:10-31.
If she is facing the pandemic bravely, tell her she is “clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future,” and this is good because faith drives out fear! Or point out how her confidence as a woman who lives in the fear of God encourages people not to worry about how God will provide, or why her godly example ministers to your family. The Psalmist says, “Festoon her life with praises!—another way to say, “honor her bountifully with words.”
Consider adding one of these to her Five Senses Basket:
1) Make a music playlist of songs she would like (her tastes, not yours).
2) Record a video from all the children...or from those she has mentored or taught as a spiritual mother.
3) Give her a tape with calming music, perhaps sounds of the sea to be played as she rests or dreams.
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