If you take a moment, like I should have done long ago and far away - To think about it and analyze what mom truly wants for mother's day, you may arrive and the following conclusion and realization.
It's not a visit to the beauty parlor, or spa for a manicure, pedicure, massage or a facial.
It is not Sunday brunch with mimosas, not a shopping day!
As I should have realized long before I did, what mom really and truly wants, I believe is some basic, love, peace, quiet and alone time to show appreciation.
It is too late for me, but it may not come too late for you.
One never gets over losing their mother, one only gets past this difficult emotional loss... I love you and miss you, Mom.