Families celebrate their special woman on Mother’s Day


The second Sunday in May dedicated to the special woman in our lives.  On Mother’s Day, every family celebrates it differently! While many appreciate their moms every day, hundreds at Hoffman House Sunday say today they celebrate them especially.

“I love my mama!,” said 7-year old Layne Newberry. “Because she lets us watch movies. She lets me have chicken nuggets and french fries!”

There was flowers, kisses and delicious food to celebrate the number one woman. Among all the moms at the Rockford restaurant was Jody Mineart and her daughter Samantha Robertson, who is a new mom. Both women say this Mother’s Day is much more meaningful being able to share it together.

“We’ve got three generations here,” said Mineart. “[We’re] just about the same amount of years between each of us.”

“It’s a whole different feeling,” said Robertson. “Of course, we always take time enjoy together. I’m an only child so I’m very close with my parents, but to be a mom of my own it’s indescribable.”

Joe Warner says his wife continues to be the attentive and caring mother she has always been. He adds Mother’s Day is about giving all the moms in the world the day off.

“They do a lot,” said Warner. “Most of our lives they’re doing something for us. That’s probably why we go out on Mother’s Day because they do the most the cooking,”

Robertson says, for her, it’s the company she keeps on this day than the gifts she receives.

“I’m literally holding my gift. That is something important to remember.”

“I think it’d be good to remember [moms] in various ways,” said Warner. “Maybe in flowers, maybe just do something for them. It doesn’t have to be something big, but just the little things.”

Now that they have their newest member, Mineart says it’s more important than ever to keep family traditions alive.

“We’ve been talking about getting flowers, we do that every year. Our husbands take us to get flowers to plant . Even with the weather being a little iffy. That’s another thing we want to do today.”

The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend over $23 billion on Mother’s Day this year. They add shoppers will spend an average of $180.00 on mom.

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