Happy Mother’s Day!

Here is a compilation of Mother’s Day celebrations. I don’t know what we will do this year 2020 with COVID-19. I haven’t been out of the house. My husband has been the one to do the shopping. God bless him!

I pray that all mothers out there will have a lovely and restful day with their families. For all of us who cannot be with our families may we see them through FaceTime, Zoom or talk to them on the phone. Take care and be safe and well! Love to all! God Bless!

We celebrated Mother’s Day 2019 a week earlier with my daughter and her family. My granddaughter and grandson made ceramic figures from a pottery place. An adorable elephant that looks like Dumbo from my grandson and a lovely little candle holder from my granddaughter. Here they are below.

This is part of a post from 2018 that I wanted to share once again for Mother’s Day. Below is what we did last year. This year we are going over to my son’s and daughter-in-law’s for dinner instead of a lunch or brunch. She always has quite a spread. I am looking forward to it.



This year we celebrated Mother’s Day the week before the actually day. My lovely daughter-in-law always has my daughter and her family and John and I over to her house for a delicious repast.

This year she outdid herself. She had mixed veggies with ranch dip, Cape Cod chips with homemade caramelized onion dip, shrimp cocktail, and cheese and crackers for starters.

For the main course she served marinated beef strips with roasted red peppers, paprika chicken legs, potato salad, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, corn salsa with cheese, tossed spinach salad with raisins and walnuts. For dessert my daughter made carrot cake (top photos) and I brought a mixture of chocolate fudge cake, carrot cake, Boston cream cake, lemon cake. I was good somewhat and only ate a small piece of homemade carrot cake.

Sorry I didn’t think of taking a photo of all the food. We ate it all too quickly!

I received a gift certificate to my favorite local restaurant from my son and daughter-in-law and three grandsons, and from my daughter and family, a pair of comfy slippers and a lovely figurine (chosen by my granddaughter just for me) to commemorate the Monarch butterfly. Here is the paper that came with my figurine which is called Butterfly!

Here is a photo of the beautiful, graceful figurine. It looks like a butterfly, reason for its name.

It was a wonderful day to spend with my family! I feel blessed!

Here is a poem I wrote in memory of my mother.

My mom, Beatrice

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

By Janice Spina

You were always there for me

To guide and pave the way.

You bandaged my scraped knees.

You hugged and kissed the hurt away.

You listened when I needed an ear

To solve a problem you were always there.

You taught me right from wrong

and soothed me to sleep with a sweet song.

When I was sick you stroked my fevered brow.

and slept by me as long as time would allow.

You have been gone now for many a year

but in my heart I hold you forever near.

I miss and think of you every single day.

But I know I will join you when our Lord calls me His way.

Wishing all mothers out there a happy and blessed Mother’s Day! May your family surround you with love on your day!

Thank you for stopping by. You are always welcome! Come again soon!


Do something special this year for your mother! Buy her a book for her special day! Check out Jemsbooks.com for a novel that she will love. Also you can click on covers to the right of this post for purchase.

These are novels by Jemsbooks:

A sweet story of love beyond death – How Far is Heaven.

Two thrillers/suspense/mysteries – Hunting Mariah & Mariah’s Revenge (Sequel)

An eclectic mix of short stories – An Angel Among Us (this book was dedicated to a friend who passed from breast cancer)

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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7 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. wolfpug says:

    What a wonderful poem for mom. Happy Mother’s Day, my friend!

  2. wolfpug says:

    Reblogged this on wolfpug.

  3. A delightful post, Janice. I have been run off my feet for the last week trying to keep up with work, home schooling and housework. Today it is mothers day and I am more related. I had a lovely tea outside with my parents (who are both sheltering in place with us) and we ate the delicious Soetkoekie (sweet biscuits) I made for us all.

  4. Darlene says:

    Happy Mother’s Day even though you will have to spend it alone this year! The love will still be there. xox

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Darlene! Hope you had a good one too. We did FaceTime with my daughter and two grandchildren. My son stopped by and left me a plant at my front door and talked to me from a distance with one of his three sons. It was nice to see them. Miss the hugs and kisses though, sigh! 💕😘 Stay safe and well.

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