May is here…finally. It has been somewhat of a strange spring—warm, cold, warm, cold. It’s as if Mother Nature can’t decide what she wants to do. My poor tulips and daffodils don’t know how to respond. Hopefully by the time this issue hits the streets on the 20th of April, things will have settled down.
May is the month when we celebrate Mother’s Day. I know that it is officially just one day on May 12, but I personally believe that mothers deserve more than one day a year. We should start a campaign to have a Mother’s Month!
The more “mature” I get, the more I appreciate all that my late mother, Anne, did for me, my siblings, and my dad. Anne was a tiny lady who stood 5’ 3,” had deep brown eyes (I inherited her eyes, as did my daughter and granddaughters), and she could hold her own with the best of them. My mother was a very calm person. I guess she had to be raising six kids. She was slow to anger, but if you pushed her far enough—look out. Those deep brown eyes could cut through you like a knife! She was truly the Mother Bear of the Albracht clan. If anyone tried to mess with ANY of us, all 5’3” of her would come running.
I learned so much from my mom. Even though she passed in 1993, I still find myself having conversations with her when I am facing any type of challenge in my life. I hear her very clearly coming through to me with her words of wisdom: “This too shall pass…,” which is a lesson that I find myself really realizing the older I get.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful May. If you are a mom, make your month great. If you’re not a mom, celebrate this month as yours anyway! We’ll talk next month.
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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, and it’s time to treat Mom! We have many advertisers that are offering great options, such as special dining experiences, relaxing spa treatments, keepsake jewelry, and fun summer clothes, just to name a few.
BioVi, the new premium probiotic, is now available at all Omaha No Name Nutrition locations. See the ad on page 42 for details. — Milan Laser has a special offer this month for laser skin tightening. See the ad on page 5 for details.
Precision Compounding is celebrating its third anniversary this month. It is offering a discount to celebrate. See the ad on page 21 for more information. — Warm weather is here, and so are fun sandals at Savannah’s. See the ad on page 19.
If you are looking for window treatments, now is the time to go for it. Ambiance Window Coverings not only is offering a rebate on your purchase, but there is also a tax credit available for 2013. See the ads on pages 21 and 45 for details. — JL Fit is holding auditions for new personal trainers to join the team. See the ad on page 39 for details.
Are you considering facial cosmetic surgery for you or a family member? Facial Surgery Institute is hosting a free seminar on May 16th. Seating is limited. See the ad on page 7. — Nancy’s Boutique and The Studio are celebrating Mother’s Day by offering 10% off your entire purchase when you mention Women’s Edition. See the ads on page 68 and 27, respectively.
Do you have a loved one who needs nursing care, but he or she wants to stay in their home? The professionals at Amazing Angels can help with everything from surgery recovery to hospice. See the ad on page 45 for details.
Positive Thought of the Month
“There is no way to be a perfect mother,
and a million ways to be a good one.”