Mother’s Day Special

Those of us who are mothers know that having our children around is enough of a gift for Mother’s Day. And as a grandmother, having my grandkids with me is a special joy. This Mother’s Day, I’ll have two of four here. Or should I say two and a half? My daughter Beth, mother of a 17-year old boy and 13-year old girl, is expecting her third child and my 5th grandchild in July.

My husband has been thinking about possible Ibo names. Ibo custom gives the grandfather the right to choose the baby’s name; he has 3 possibilities in mind. I can’t give them away yet, but on Sunday he’ll tell her his suggestions.

UNICEF is holding a special Mother’s Day Matching Gift program. You probably know UNICEF; I’ve mentioned the organization before. They provide children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, protection, emergency relief, and more in over 100 countries.

They will match the first $50,000 donated by 11:59 pm on Mother’s Day. They have a wonderful array of gifts.

Turn the tables and invite your children or grandchildren to choose a gift to make on your behalf for their Mother’s Day gift to you!



Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on May 10, 2013, in children, Giving, Grandchildren, Grandmothers, Health, holidays, international, matching gifts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Both of my kids got mosquito nets in your honor! What a wonderful challenge! Happy Mother’s Day!


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