Like everything else in our lives, over the last past 15 months, COVID-19 has changed the way we might celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day in 2021. Many of the ideas provided above will work just as well this year as any year, except most likely, a family gathering will be with masks and distancing or will be by zoom rather than in person.
This year of COVID-19 may also provide us with a new kind of memorial idea for our Mom or Dad. With so many people still out of work and struggling to feed themselves and their families, we might want to consider a special Mother’s/Father’s Day gift to a local shelter, food pantry, feeding program or a program helping people to make mortgage payments to stave off eviction. There are so many in need right now and a memorial gift to honor our parent would help some of them. We could write a note with our check explaining that this is in honor of a special mother or father and provide their name. Maybe a copy of our note could be kept on our dresser or somewhere we can see it regularly.
© Copyright 2021, Dora Elaine Tiller
Watch an interview below for Riderwood TV, in which Elaine talks about the impact of losing rituals for grief and everyday activities, and ways in which you can create new rituals to help you through those tough moments.