“Roses are red, violets are blue, but I wouldn’t know that because you never bring me flowers.” Don’t be the child that neglects the woman who raised you. While just one day isn’t enough to honor the special woman that you’ve had all your life, it seems that it may be the only day she gets honored and sometimes even then she isn’t. So, if it isn’t obvious that she deserves to be the recipient of some roses, here are some reasons why:
For your favorite mother
It is possible you may like other people’s mothers better than your own but in hindsight, she is your only mother. While you may not feel that she deserves them, she has put up with you your entire life so showing your appreciation with a simple arrangement can do wonders.
For the woman you forget first
Sure, you may have treated her right in the past, but the second another special person comes into your life, your mother gets neglected. As much as it hurts her, she just wants to see you happy so why not make her happy with a sweet-smelling surprise. It is the thought that counts, right?
For the person who always pretends to listen
She has listened to you, day in and day out, caring and offering advice…or so you thought. Either way, whether she has actually listened or not, she was always the one to exert enough effort to be a convincing listener. Chances are you didn’t always listen to the advice she gave you, so save her some heartache, or palpitations, and show her you care, despite your total lack of regard for her opinion when it comes to certain things.
For the all firsts
This is the woman who was there for all of your firsts; walking, school, relationships, and so much more. So how is it that she is the first woman you don’t think of when it comes to Valentine’s Day? Don’t leave it all on your father to treat her how you think she should be treated. Use the hallmark holiday as your opportunity to try a first; that first being buying your mother a dozen roses or two.
For the mother who succeeded…
In getting you out of the house! Once again, “roses are red, violets are blue, she is so happy she got rid of you.” You may have overstayed your welcome, moving back home in your adult years, mooching off your mother’s hospitality. Give back to the woman who saved the day… or years and give her a bouquet that says enjoy this day knowing I love you and all that you have done for me. For the woman who spared your feelings