Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gifts for my beautiful mom

Assalamualaikum wbt..

Mothers Day is one of my favorite days of the year! As a daughter I love the chance to show my own mom how much I appreciate her. As a mom myself, mothers day reminds me of the birth of my own baby girl. Whether you are a mom, daughter, or both, we LOVE getting gifts that express just how special we are to everyone in the family. I remember always wanting to either give something or do something special for my mom on mother's day and it didn't matter what it was, she was always so thankful. She has 4 children and we all try to honor her in some way on this very special day of the year. I know, being a mom can often be hard, stressful, tiring and scary. At the same time, it's also the most rewarding job out there, worth every moment I can assure you. No doubt.

I've been thinking so hard what would be my mom's favorite since she's been staying mostly at home after her surgery earlier this year. She must be bored staying at home, watching her faves series on the television, house chores, cooking..yes, my mom still cook while she's at home..its been her all time favorite-feeding her family with her home cooked meal. The only time she can release her stiffness with all the house chore is when she's in her bath tub soaking herself with the warm water. It must be heaven for her since she's been  decorating her own bathroom with her favorite color (green), beadboard wallpaper, used the stylish baskets, jars and cups as functional decor accents. She even had a small fish vivarium jar thingy in her bathroom. So her bathroom more or less had become like a mini garden with the small pot of curry leaves that spread the good smells of it. I always loves my mom bathroom and her hot shower even more!

The Body Shop had been my all time favorite so I'm thinking to indulge my mom with a personalize gift from the new spring summer gift collection.

I choosed the Olive oil bath set which consist of Olive shower gel, Olive body scrub, Olive soap, Bath Pom Pom Green and Beautifying Oil Moringa. All these aroma and smells are sensory overload and I bet my mom love it!

To my mom:

You have lived your life for love of friends & family,
Neither asking or nor wanting a return,
Your day became a sunlit homily,
With other's joy your joy and main concern.
When 4 of us were ill, you also became sick,
When we were cut, you too, began to bleed.
Of our oil lamp you was the wick,
Drawing your bright flame for our need.
Some say that such behavior out of date,
That self-fulfillment is the way to grace.
But mom, without much voice, then chose your fate,
Finding greater truth in an embrace.
You lives on in the sparkle in our eyes,
Laughing, quiet, gentle, loving, wise.
I shall pray that Allah swt grant you the highest Jannah. Amin!


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