It takes a village to raise a child. For many of us, that village is made up of women who guided, taught, and loved us - our mothers, and countless more women who mothered us as well. The woman who taught you algebra and the real meaning of Minnesota Nice, the woman who gave you the confidence to speak up and corrected you when you played Duck Duck Goose (or Duck Duck Grey Duck - either way, she was right), and the woman who kissed your boo-boos and checked your temperature and soothed the itch of poison ivy - Mother's Day reminds us each year to thank them for all they did to make us who we are.
Drugstore chocolates, grocery store bouquets, and mall jewelry are not up to the job of expressing what she means to you. She makes your life meaningful, she's the first character in your story, and she showed you what it means to be "home." This Mother's Day, get her a gift that's also meaningful, tells a story, and was made here at home.