Two Hats on Mother’s Day

I have a mother. As I’m sure many of you do.
And I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world. Which only applies to me.
And she (afforementioned wonderful woman) is the mother of my children.
These children cannot purchase gifts for Mother’s day, mostly due to their age but also because they don’t have jobs and, therefore, have no money.
I will not give them money because they will find a hole to cram it in to before they use it to buy goods and/or services.
Thusly I am buying for their mom (#1) and, by virtue of my son-hood, my mom. Which is all good and fine, except that I’m nervous about the whole thing. Hints have been dropping like American Idol contestants around the house, and not just from Emily. I think even the telemarketer who called yesterday said, as I was hanging up on him/her, that I can’t forget Mother’s Day. As if Ginsu knives would make a pleasant gift. Or aluminum siding.
No, mothers don’t want that. Nor do they want a George Foreman grill. Or anything even remotely linked to George Foreman.

So — I’m thinking about how best to honor my wife on Mother’s day, even though she’s not my mom. And how to make my mom feel special for her mother’s day, since there is no one buying gifts on my behalf anymore and signing my name in crayon. Adorable, but those days are over. Hmmm. Ideas?

About radamdavidson

When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (
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3 Responses to Two Hats on Mother’s Day

  1. ernie says:

    Emily doesnt ask for much, and I believe that she is reminded everyday of the husband that she has and the children that the both of you are raising. What more could she ask for? Exactly you and the kids are the love of her life.

  2. aunt trish says:

    At this stage in the game of life. An hour alone in a bubble bath by candle light, or forget the candles, a book she enjoys reading while taking a soak. That way she is near enough in an emergency, but does not have to sweat the small stuff. Some women would rather chill & just listen to some tunes, others would rather be outside in the garden or take a walk. Emily is someone to cherish. We love all of you very much…….jtm……xoxoxoxoxoxoxoo

  3. aunt trish says:

    How could I forget to mention to include her favorite beverage & chocolate. This is a women’s survival tool. 🙂

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