12 May,

Empty Nesters

Mothers Day is a special day for all mothers but for the empty nesters the day holds a lot lot more significance. Sick of staying alone Mothers Day is the time when lonely mothers look forward to spending a day in the company of her loving children. The biggest Mothers Day gift that that the children of mothers staying alone can give is the gift of time.

Empty Nest Syndrome

When the children are young, mother is sole object of their attention.As they grow older they become more independent and realize that they have a life outside the house. And one day they leave their home for education, job or marriage leaving their mothers behind in an empty nest. Empty Nest Syndrome is a serious issue. Though it strikes both father and mother, it has been observed that mothers are affected more by it than the father as mothers are emotionally more attached to their children. Greater attachment of a mother with her child has been observed in case of single mothers and mothers who are housewife. In these case the life of the mother becomes child centric for years, so much so that when the child leaves the house, mothers get this poignant feeling of emptiness and loneliness. At that point, their lives become an endless wait for their children.

Responsibility of the Children

Empty NestersChildren of mothers staying alone have a greater responsibility to ensure that they give company to their mothers on the Mothers Day.They must compensate the loneliness of their mothers by celebrating Mothers Day with them and giving them a fulfilling day. It would be a nice idea to come to a single mother a day before Mothers Day and give her a breakfast on bed. You can take her out for a picnic with her grandchildren and make her enjoy. Talk to her, listen to her problems and her achievements. It is important to make her realist her importance as a guide, mentor and advisor in the family. Do not forget to show your gratitude for all she has done in your life. In case you cannot come to meet her, write to her and call her on the day. You can also send her a card and gift by the courier to express your love for her.

Share Loneliness of other Lonely Moms

Besides your mom, there may be other women who may be staying alone about whom you may be aware of. It would be nice idea if you could spend some time with them. Children must also strive to give company to their grand mothers on Mothers Day. Holding large family get togethers is great idea of celebrating Mothers Day.

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