Know your “Mom’s” love language. Dr. Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages can teach us something about how to celebrate in a specific way so the Mom in your life will feel loved. Not all Moms are the same so give it some thought. One way to identify your Mom’s love language is to think about how she gives love. Usually, the way she gives love is how she feels and receives love.
1. Quality Time. Just spending time with your Mom will mean the world to her: whether over a meal, taking a walk or talking over ice tea. Time together will make her feel loved.
2. Physical Touch. Hugs, holding hands, or sitting close on a couch will make all the difference. This is my primary love language so touch is very powerful to me. This Mom is usually very affectionate. My own Mother was a “physical touch” Mom giving lots of hugs and kisses.
3. Words of Affirmation. Sending a card, writing a personal note, making a phone call to tell her how much she means to you, or better yet, giving her praise in front of others. Words are the gift that will warm your Mom’s heart.
4. Acts of Service. Mowing the lawn, painting a room, cleaning out the garage, repairing an appliance or any service project will mean so much to her. Knowing this Mom, she will be working right along side you and love every minute of it.
5. Receiving Gifts. Giving your mom that unique gift that says you know her means so much. Joy and excitement will be all over this Mom’s face the minute she sees the wrapped gift. She will take great delight in opening it and discovering the surprise inside.
Celebrate the Mom in your life by speaking her unique love language. Don’t speak another mom’s love language. Discover hers.