May 03 2009
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I know I am very late in posting this, but I hope with just one more week time , I will still be able to reach out to my blog reader to participate.
So what is this all about?
The idea of Mothering Mothers was first initiated by 5xMom and MMB. On Mother’s Day in 2004, 2005 and 2007, a group of moms from MMB celebrated Mother’s Day in the most wonderful way: distributing gifts the other moms who were in a hospital taking care of their sick children. The gift might be small but being there, maybe only a few minutes listening to the mothers really affected MMB’s members in many special ways.
We now need contributors for the presents for the mothers.
How you can contribute?
As much as we love to have each contributor to put their own personal choice/touch to the gifts, we are aware of certain matters regarding sensitivities related to religion, belief or taboos. Breakable items and perishable food are also not suitable. So we have come up with the following list of gifts:
Journal / Diary (better the one without rigid dates daily)
Framed painting /pictures of landscapes, beautiful moments, etc
Mini cushions (for hugs)
Mini fancy containers / boxes
Small elec. appliances
Comfy slippers or socks
As for others: mini card + dry fragrant flower, scarves, aromatherapy candles, magnetic decorative item and sarong can be put as side gifts if contributors like.
Normal shoe-box size, but not so rigid – size should not be too big or small as we don’t want people to think we do double standard. Not necessarily in shoe boxes, some mothers came with nice paper bags etc depends on their creativity. Make sure they are properly wrapped or tied for easy transportation. We agreed that the price per gift should be under RM20.
2. Be in the hospital
Due to some reasons, the event will be held on Saturday a day before Mother’s Day 2009. More info as follows:
Venue: Menara Timur, UMMC
Date: May 9th, 2009
Time: 9.30 am to 12 pm
3. Picking up or dropping off
Volunteer to do picking up or offer a place for dropping off. Keep the pledges coming in and pass the words. Feel free to ask any question.
I am glad that I am able to participate this year. The last round, I only contributed gifts even though I wanted very much to be volunteer. I have written here. It was a pity that I didn’t make it then as we were staying in Seremban and I couldn’t remember why I didn’t make it. This year will be a meaning Mother’s day to me so as a special Wesak, to be able to do this.
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