9 Mother's Day Memories

What was your favorite Mother's Day? We asked iVillagers to share their stories, and here's what they had to say:

Citywide Celebration
"There is one Mother's Day that truly sticks in my mind. My husband, John, and daughter, Deanna, and I had just moved to Albany, New York, and I was feeling blue. Money was tight and Mother's Day happened to fall on my 25th birthday. On top of that, my husband said he had a surprise for me (I hate surprises!). Because I was feeling so blue, he said, the city of Albany was throwing me a party. Ha! I thought. That isn't going to happen. Well, he took me to Washington Park, and lo and behold, there was a huge party going on! It was the city's annual Tulip Fest, and while we were there, my husband and daughter made sure that everyone knew that it was not only Mother's Day-it was my birthday too! They truly went out of their way to make me feel like the whole city was there to celebrate 'my day'-and I couldn't have been any happier!"
-- Naomi

Magical Moment
"My favorite Mother's Day was the same day I found out I was going to be a mother. We were living in Orlando, Florida, at the time. Each year on Mother's Day we took my mother to Epcot Center's International Flower and Garden Festival at Disney World. We'd tour the gardens and have lunch. All the moms receive a special Mother's Day corsage and have their picture taken with their family, which Epcot sends to your home later. That year I hadn't been feeling well, and had gone to the doctor's for some tests-- one of which was a blood test for pregnancy. While we were at the park, I noticed that my cell phone was flashing. I rarely used my phone, so I'd forgotten to check it for messages. As it turned out the message was from the previous Friday, telling me I was pregnant! I was so excited to share the news with my family in such a beautiful place! It was equally exciting when the picture arrived in the mail later capturing me and my mom on that special day. The following year, I got to wear the corsage and have my picture taken with my mom and my new son!"
-- Suzannah

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