Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Marvelous Mother's Day
Thanks to those of you who sent Mother’s Day best wishes or called. My Mother’s Day was one I will always remember. It started at Church with wonderful talks. They passed out a long stem red rose and a little tub of chocolates to each woman. At Relief Society we were treated to a great brunch. Elder Shumway presented me with a Mother’s Day Message on refrigerator magnet. I used the idea on it to make different Power Points I sent to our moms and children.
The real surprise came when we went to a “District Meeting” Sunday night at the Church. What I found instead was that Elder Shumway and other Alice Springs Elders had prepared a special “Diner” complete with menus listing unrecognizable names for different foods. You didn’t know what you had ordered until you got it. It was great fun. We loved sharing it with the Quinn family as well.
Then they surprised us with special Aboriginal dot paintings they had all written messages on and signed. What followed was a Collet Family tradition. They went around the table and took turns saying something they liked about each mother. It was a simple thing, but very powerful. I would highly recommend it to all of you. The Collet family does it on birthdays and other special occasions. You could pick one person each family home evening and do it as well. Sometimes we just don’t take the opportunity to share our feelings with each other. That was something I loved about my dad. He never missed an opportunity to say something positive about the people he loved.