We asked Langley’s residents how they celebrated Mother’s Day each year – and they responded.
The Langley Advance Facebook page received dozens of ideas.
The winner this year was Amy Patricia.
“We always do pedicures with the four generations: my daughter, myself, my mom and my gramma who’s 87 on Mother’s Day!” Patricia wrote.
There were many worthwhile entries, from memories of Mothers Days past to ideas for events:
“We all went down to the river and roasted hotdogs,” wrote Jennifer Tolonics. “Well, the kids roasted everything, even cantaloupe, which didn’t exactly turn out all that tasty, but it was priceless.”
“Last year we did a wonderful guided cruise on Harrison Lake,” wrote Lisa Johannes Bisschop. “The weather wasn’t the most favourable, but I had all my kids there, so it didn’t matter.”
“A glass of wine and some good convo,” wrote Candace Urquhart. “Relaxing and enjoying the company of my children and learning new things. Value the time you have enjoying the little things together.”
“Gift certificate to get her hair done,” suggested Natalie Rae. “This year taking her to a few plays/theatre performances. We like experiences over things.”
“When my son was in Elementary school he decided to plan Mother’s Day,” wrote Ledell Monteith Kendall. “He said all I had to do was drive where he wanted to go. He gave directions from our house in Aldergrove all the way to Fort Langley. We went to the historical Fort in Fort Langley. And then we went for sushi. I thought the day was over until he told me were having dessert at home. When we got home we roasted marshmallows over candles.”
“We spend the day cooking all our mother’s favorite dishes and enjoy quality time together,” wrote Sandy K-Canada. “We have a tradition where every Mother’s Day we plant a new tree or flowers together in our garden and give thanks to Mother Earth and the Sun God.”
“I lost my mom in 1990, just before Mothers Day,” said Caroline Rose. “Mothers Day is spent remembering her, cooking some of her dishes and when I visit Winnipeg, visiting her grave.”
“My mom loves nature, so instead of just giving her flowers, I took her on a day trip to Van Dusen Gardens and let her enjoy ALL the flowers she wanted!” said Moreen Brooks.
“My favourite Mother’s Day was a couple of years ago,” wrote Heather McDougall Koga. “My husband, kids, and I went on a guided kayak tour in Harrison. Gorgeous scenery then we ended the morning with a delicious picnic on the beach.”
You can read all the entries on the Langley Advance’s Facebook page.