As a single woman with no children--Mother's Day is an "interesting" holiday.
Like when the pastor says: "Would all the mothers please stand!"
Whoa! Intimidating! And let's not even talk about the children passing out "mother flowers." It's not that I don't want mothers honored, I'm just saying it's a weird moment.
And eating out alone on Mother's Day Sunday? For many, that can be daunting on a regular day!
I have a single friend who hasn't had a birthday celebrated on her birthday in years! She was born on Mother's Day. Oops-that's never going to work.
So, a few survival tips:
If your mother's still living and able--host her for the day. That's always win/win.
Have a response ready for the inevitable. . ."Happy Mother's Day!" (Mine's a smile and a thank you.) The worst thing you can do is explain, "I'm not a mother. . ." Awkward!!
You could wimp out and skip church that day! Eat in. Hibernate.
When all is said and done--it IS a day to honor mom! You may not be one, but you have one.
Brad Mattes (Life Issues®) wrote in a script for Mother's Day:
"You're listening today because your mom chose life!"
I love that!