5 Ways to Love Your Mom When You Live Far Away & A Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY!

When my husband and I married, I knew that we would be living nearly 1500 miles away from my family, but I was naive to think it would be easy to keep in touch. Over a decade of marriage later, I have missed out on truly important moments in the life of my family because of lack of time and limited funds for travel. The person I miss the most is my mom.

5 Ways to Love Your Mother When You Live Far Away

There are times I have done better than others at trying to keep our relationship strong and lines of communication open. There are many ways in which I have failed and even more ways I hope to improve. I hope that some of my suggestions below help you if you are in a similar situation as me.

1. Pray for your Mom

Know what concerns your mom. Ask her what her prayer requests and praises are. Listen and be interested. Pray for you mother daily. Follow up with her to find out how those situations worked out for which she asked you to pray.

Download the FREE Pray for your Mother Prayer Guide by clicking HERE.

FREE Pray for your Mother Prayer Guide

2. Call your Mom

Life gets so busy. I can go a week and realize I forgot to call my mom. Make time to call your mom and ask about her life and don’t just talk about your own.

3. Visit your Mom Whenever Possible

I live about 23 hours away from my mother. It is really hard to find the time and mostly the funds to visit. We make it a priority to see her 1-2 times per year. I do hope that will become more frequent as our children get older. Pray about how you can visit your mother more often and more consistently to stay a part of her life and to allow her to be a part of your life.

4. Send Encouraging Notes

This is something that I would like to do more. There is something very special about receiving a note in the mail that is different than a phone call. Writing a note takes time and there is a sentimental air to it because you can save it. It is like a piece of that person. Consider writing a note to your mother every once in a while to share with her how she has inspired you and to encourage her when you know she needs it.

5. Send Thoughtful Gifts

Get to know your mother, her likes and dislikes, the same way that she knows yours. Find her special gifts to drop in the mail every now and then for a special treat. This will show her that you listen and that you care about her.

By taking the time to show your mother that you sincerely care about who she is and what she has done for you, you can build a stronger relationship with your mother than you ever had before. Even if you have your differences, praying for your mother will soften your heart towards her. By listening to her and going the extra mile, God may even soften her heart towards you. Mothers are so important and special. Consider adding one of these daily habits or monthly traditions above to your routine as you seek to love your mother from a distance.

Come back and let us know in the comments below if it was beneficial and how your mother responded!

Mother's Day Giveaway 2018

A Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY!

Mother’s Day is one day out of the year that is for making moms feel extra special and extra appreciated.  That’s why I’ve gotten together with a great group of bloggers to bring you a giveaway that we are hoping will bless you and show you just how much we appreciate you, our mom readers.
There will be THREE winners in this Mother’s Day giveaway – each winner getting to choose a gift card to the place of their choice.  The choices are –

  • Etsy
  • Stitch Fix
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Zulily
  • Starbucks

The grand prize winner will receive a gift card for $300 and two runner-up winners will receive a $100 gift card.

To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Now I know that is quite a few entries for you, but each of these bloggers generously chipped in their own money to bring you this giveaway, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries.  And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are at winning!

Giveaway ends May 10th at 11:59pm EDT.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to email to claim prize.  By entering this giveaway you will be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers. Please be sure to read the Terms & Conditions upon entering the giveaway.

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Lindsey S

Lindsey is a stay at home, work from home mom to six children eight years and younger. She homeschools and enjoys large family living. When Lindsey is not changing diapers, cleaning, and cooking meals in her awesome Instant Pot, she is DIY-ing her way around the house. Where she loves learning new skills, her heart is in sharing with other women the message of the Gospel and showing them how to instill those truths in the hearts of their children.

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30 thoughts on “5 Ways to Love Your Mom When You Live Far Away & A Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY!

  1. I would love to have a Hobby Lobby card. I love doing craft type of things with our son and this would be awesome!! Thank you!!

  2. I would love an ETSY gift card so much, as there are so many amazing things on there that I’d love to get for my 4 daughters!

  3. I would love to have a Hobby Lobby gift card!
    I am a homeschool mom, and we just love Hobby Lobby.
    We’re about to move into our new home after a very rough year, and really could use a Hobby Lobby gift card.
    Last year we buried my angel in heaven. My baby boy didn’t live long enough to see his first birthday this past April, but we’re happy that we had for at least a little while.

    Blessings

  4. I would love Hobby Lobby gift card, they have the best Christian wall art and mirrors! I’m moving into my new home over the summer and would love to get some new things for my walls!

  5. I am a mom to 8 children, and I never buy myself anything or go out. I always take others before myself, because that’s important. I would definitely love to win something, and share it with another mom.

  6. I’d like a gift card to Hobby Lobby for my mother. I moved to France 12 years ago and have only seen her once since then… 11 years ago. Between finances, my father’s stroke, the birth of my four children, (among other things) we have never found the time to reconnect physically in the same place. I hope that I can at least offer her something she can use now that she has more time with all of her 6 kids now living on their own.

  7. I need to try and connect with my mom more. she’s 94! I have a back injury and travel is hard. Thanks for the ideas. I would be happy to win any of the cards.

  8. Helps if you read the instructions. I’d take either a Hobby Lobby (they are building one in our area to open next month) or Starbucks. Thanks!

  9. I would love to win a Hobby Lobby gift card! My two daughters love to craft but we rarely have funds in the budget for craft supplies,etc. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  10. I WOULD LOVE a Zulily gift card!!! I have used them for years when purchasing educational, special needs, and kitchen items <3

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