As Mother's Day in Canada approaches, our shop is busy preparing special gifts for the most important woman in everyone's life; Mom. The Date Palm's 3 founders each put together a special tribute and gift from The Date Palm for their own moms. We also put together something special for your mom too, read on to see how you can celebrate just how wonderful your mother is to you.
It’s true, every mother is a symbol of strength and love in their own child’s eyes. My mother is no different, except that her strength, perseverance, patience and love is unlike any other’s. Her example was tailor made for me and my life as the perfect role model, and to other’s whom she serves a similar motherly role for. Motherhood is an attitude, not just a biological connection. She is “Ammi” to many, Alhamdulillah.
My mom lives on the other end of Canada in beautiful Kelowna, BC. Although I have lived most of my life outside of the Okanagan Valley, it will always be home to me because that's where my mom is. As a teenager I couldn't wait to get out of that small town and find my own way at university and then in bigger cities like Vancouver and then Toronto. Now, as an adult, I long for the simpler times of "home" and I miss all the little things my mom would do for me. However, even with a country between us, I am constantly reminded that I am my mother's daughter. I hear her voice when I speak to my daughter, I feel her creativity when I work on craft projects, her presence when I watch Grey's Anatomy and I remember the love she had for her 3 kids as a single mom ... even though I am certain we drove her crazy. When I am out shopping, I always think "oh mom would love this" and the same goes for when I am at The Date Palm. My gift for my mom consists of things I think we both would like, because after all, we are cut from the same cloth.
I remember about a week after giving birth to my first child Aizah, the feeling of sheer exhaustion and at that moment realizing just how much care and love goes into raising a child and then realizing my mother had done all of this for me.
As each day passes and my own children grow I realise how much work really goes into raising children, it is no easy task. I know, I have 3 Masha Allah. After becoming a mother I gained a newfound respect for my own mum. It's not like I didn’t appreciate her before, but having my own children has truly made me realize and appreciate everything my mother has done for me.
My mum is an ocean away in England, even though I am not able to hug her everyday her words and advice live within me. I hear myself repeating her words to my own kids, something I thought I would never do.
When i think of my mum I always think of her in a white coloured lace hijab, it's a memory that is ingrained in my head from my childhood. For this reason i picked out a hijab from hijabimama along with some other special items from The Date Palm.
For Your Mom
The Date Palm has put together a lovely gift box for your mom too. Believe us when we say, she deserves it. Now available in store, a perfect and beautifully packaged gift for under $50.