HOUSTON – Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers across the Houston area.
With many people being vaccinated, some families will bring together multiple generations for the first time in about a year.
KPRC 2 asked our Facebook followers about their plans for the special day, and we received so many fun activities and traditions. Among other things, Houstonians said they planned to go to church, enjoy a good meal or BBQ, go fishing and attend a gun safety class.
Those whose mothers have passed, some even to COVID-19, shared messages about celebrating your mother while they’re alive. Many said they set to visit their graves and leave followers.
Here are some of the Facebook responses:
Roxanne Vega said, “We had an early lunch today...We celebrated 4 Generations... My Mom, Myself, My Daughter (her 1st Mother’s Day), and my granddaughter. Tomorrow I’ll be enjoying lunch with all my babies.”
Lydia Heitsche said, “Spend times together as a whole family again! Now that we are all fully vaccinated we can feel more comfortable and safe with enjoying our time together in person!”
Linda Suarez said, “We are all vaccinated! Yayy! Having a small family gathering with a BBQ. Looking forward to seeing son and daughter and their spouses.”
Lynda McKendree said, “Pool party at my mom’s! Me and my husband are cooking and my adult kids will be joining!”
Tiffany Byrd said, “Me, mom and sister all did a gun safety class.”
Lety Davila said, “For all, you fortunate enough to still have your mom, enjoy her to the fullest! I lost mine 13 years ago so I’ll be taking flowers to the cemetery again. It’s always hard to celebrate it but my kids and husband make my day extra special. Happy Mother’s Day to all you mommas out there.”
Casey Campbell said, “This will be my 2nd Mother’s Day without my mom. My husband and kids spoiled me with flowers, new Hey dudes (shoes) and I was surprised with a free bracelet from Pandora with my purchase. The clasp is a heart with wings that say “Always by your side.””
Amy Turek said, “My mom passed in 2015 so I’ll be taking her flowers.”
Amanda Schisler said, “I’m making my mom her favorite meal. I’m wheelchair-bound for now but having fun cooking and baking with her. She’s awesome and I’m going to make her iris cupcakes.”
Angela Canterbury said, “We are fully vaccinated and taking her to church in person for the first time in over a year.”
Brooke Markeloff said, “We are all fully vaccinated and went out to eat and watched my daughter’s soccer game. We also shared cupcakes and cookies and spent time visiting with each other.”
Shirley Raley said, “Unfortunately, I am spending this Mother’s Day in the hospital fighting covid. I’m blessed to be alive and breathing though. Zoom will make things less sad and lonely. Mask up folks and keep washing your hands.”
Wade Crews said, “Mom passed away several years ago! So I’m making the enchiladas she made for me the entire time I was growing up!”
Marce Orellana said, " Well tomorrow is my birthday and I have my mom in town. We are going to celebrate together. It’s been 10 years since we celebrated both events together.”
Sherry Ramoutar said, “I spend time with my mom every day after work. Every day is Mother’s Day with my mom.”
Veronica Zarate said, “I will be visiting my mom at the cementer lost her to COVID last July.”
Stephanie Boutot said, " My husband and kids are taking me to Splashway.”
Amanda Hernandez said, “My mother passed away almost 3 years ago after a brave fight from a rare terminal illness.”
Carol Hughes said, “My son is taking me to Houston Astros baseball game and out to eat!”
Jennifer Elizondo said, “Drive three and a half hours to her lakehouse to surprise her and take her fishing.”
Hollie Lyn said, “My kids are taking me out to breakfast on the water.”
Annie Cuellar said, “We had ours last weekend. We always celebrate a week early. This year it was me, my two daughters, cousin, mom, aunts and grandmother. Today, hubby is BBQing while we relax in our back yard. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL QUEENS.”
Shabree Willingham said, “We went splatter painting.”
Janie Garza said, “Attending church and always giving thanks for a wonderful mother the Lord blessed me with! She was a faithful believer, prayed for everyone who asked, even our dogs. I could not have asked for a better mother. She is dearly missed but I know, her spirit is with the Lord, and one day we will see each other again!”
Berly Herr said, “I chalked my mom a fence mural!”
Sallie Jayroe said, “My mom is coming to visit us tomorrow, can’t wait to give these to her! She’s the BEST mom ever! She’s sacrificed a lot for me and my two brothers after our dad abandoned us when we were kids. My mom deserves so much more.”