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Summary: We need to promise our mothers that we will do the following 4 things so as to please the Lord and really bless our mothers at this time of the year.

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I Promise Mom!

Opening Video Illustration: Honoring Mothers from BlueFishTV.com

Movie honoring New Life Moms made by Pastor Mike

Thesis: We need to promise our mothers that we will do the following 4 things so as to please the Lord and really bless our mothers at this time of the year.

Introduction:

What moms want?

Moms Want a Stress-Free Mother’s Day in ’08 according to one poll (www.reuters.com)!

Here are some requests by moms themselves from forums.dmmoms.com:

Submitted by Lake Mancos on Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:48 pm

I really and truly just want to be appreciated for all the many hats I wear on behalf of my family. There’s really no "thing" that I want or need... but man, it would be good to hear a heartfelt THANK YOU, MOM!

Submitted by Adriane on Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:05 pm

I ditto Lake Mancos. I don’t need anything physical at all. (I have all that I want.) Just a day with my family having fun with no worries and enjoying life. Of course with lots of hugs, kisses, and lots of I love you’s.

Submitted by Hvac34 on Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:12 am

I want a day to relax with my husband and kids. I like it when I don’t have to do any cooking, cleaning or any type of housework. I like a low key day to play outside if it is nice or play board games if not. It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day to me if I didn’t spend it with my family.

Me Time

Submitted by Mommy In Awe on Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:14 pm

I’d really love an afternoon to myself, just to read or catch up on all my projects that get put on hold because I run out of hours during the day.

spa day!

Submitted by miner mom on Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:49 pm

Some time I’d really love to be surprised with a day at a spa. Maybe just a few services- a massage, pedicure and manicure. Like, I wake up in the morning and my husband says, you are going to the spa at 9am!

What I want

Submitted by ankenymom2 on Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:21 pm

I would love a day with the ones that I love the most - my husband, our son, and our new baby girl... We usually go to Palmers for their mothers day brunch and that is my treat. We celebrate my son’s birthday that weekend every year as his birthday is on the 12th of May. He was the very best Mothers Day present ever.

The following is from http://family.go.com/parenting/article-sk-186922-mother-s-day--what-mom-really-wants-t/

The Most Precious Gift

Dads: Put away your checkbooks. Kids: Keep the change. What mom really wants for Mother’s Day is one of those things that money just can’t buy: the gift of time.

Whether it’s spent alone or with the family, moms across the country and around the world named time as their number one "must have," according to a recent SheKnows survey.

"All I want for Mother’s Day is a little time off," says Karen in San Antonio, Texas*. "I am at everyone’s beck and call. I want time for me." Adds Lisbeth from Raleigh, North Carolina, "I want to be able to take a bubble bath and get both legs shaved before my child needs something. I want to go shopping alone. I want to watch an entire sitcom episode without interruption."

More than "Me" Time

But time alone isn’t all mom wants. Many women crave some quality moments with the family. Says Colorado mom Dana, "This will be my first Mother’s Day ever, so I want it to be special. I would just like to spend the day at the park with my husband and seven-month-old daughter and have a picnic." Gina in California echoes this popular sentiment. "What I really want for Mother’s Day is just some quiet time with my husband and daughters. No work, no running to relatives or friends’ houses, no classes; just the four of us." Tee wants to "spend the day with my family, enjoying the three blessings I have been given."

What didn’t rate highly on the list? Flowers, chocolates, jewelry and clothes -- all traditional gifts for mom. Terri, a mother from Chicago, says, "My husband tends to buy things, but I would like something that took a little more effort."

While a bouquet or a box of candy may be easier, today’s busy mom needs love, peace and understanding -- and don’t underestimate the value of understanding. Notes Gail from Newfoundland, Canada, "What I’d really like to get for Mother’s Day is a little recognition for even some of the stuff I do." Tessy in Glenside, Pennsylvania, agrees that the perfect gift would be "just to be appreciated by my husband for being able to juggle a full-time job, and then go home to a full-time job of being a mother to a beautiful 11-month-old daughter and being a wife."

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