Motherhood is one of the most significant roles on the planet.
The instruction and nurturing provided by mothers can last a lifetime, so it is no wonder that Mother’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. This year Mother’s Day will be a little different. We will honor our mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are celebrating mothers, grandmothers or mother figures who are considered to be most vulnerable to the coronavirus, please remember the continued critical value of social distancing at this time. These celebrations will be unlike any previous ones because of our current efforts to avoid viral spread.
You can continue the tradition of celebrating mom and demonstrating love by being a bit creative, yet keeping her safe. Here are some examples to consider:
- A drive-by parade, featuring gift-giving and verbal tributes from a safe distance
- Home delivery of meals or gifts
- Virtual hellos, parties or dinners
Even during this new normal, we want you to have great memories on Mother’s Day even if you have to think of creative ways to do so. Moms have been through a lot this year, and are balancing a lot of life’s stresses – work, teaching, budgets, caregiving and many other tasks. Even grocery shopping has become an adventure or a challenge.
For those remembering your mothers this weekend, remember the happy times you shared. Look at pictures that bring you joy and share them on social media. Loving memories can carry you far and give you comfort.
One takeaway for the weekend? Wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing and wear masks in public.