Wednesday, May 3, 2006
YW: Mom Love Jars
I loved when Smart Mama posted about the Service Fiesta she did with the youth at church, mostly because I am always on the look out for such ideas to do with the youth here. I thought I'd share what we did with ours last night, partly because there may be others out there also looking for such ideas, but also because I think it is a great idea anyone can do.
A few years ago, I gave my mom a "Love Jar" for mother's day. I decorated a jar and filled it with notes of gratitude for the thing's my mom has done for me and recollections I love of growing up as her daughter. She loved it and still reads from it. So, last night we helped the young women make love jars for their moms. It was really fun to hear what some of the girl's wrote and see teenagers expressing their gratitude. Most were more serious, but a few made me chuckle. "Thanks for giving birth to me, even though your epidural only worked on one side of your body." was nice. But, my favorite was a note that said, "You don't look a day over 35!" to a mom who was over 35, of course.
We precut little slips of paper for the girls to write on, bought decorative lids to put on canning jars we already had and one of our super talented leaders made the darling tag to tie on with ribbon. I brought Maddy along and she made one for me. I can't wait to see what she wrote!