MOTHERS, KAYAKS & MUSIC

No matter what your relationship with your mother, we all have one. We all owe our lives to our mothers – none of us would be here without them. So, each year a day is set aside to honor mothers and this year that day is Sunday. There are so many ways we can show our appreciation and I think, if at all possible, the most important is to spend time with your mother. The gift of your presence would mean more to her than flowers, cards, a meal, candy – any of the traditional kinds of gifts. That said, however, you might want to think about showing up with some yummy goodies from one of our local bakeries. In Southport, NC, you will find sweet treats at Burney’s Bakery and The Confectionary. In Shallotte, NC, you can feed her sweet tooth at Sugar Confections Bakery. In Ocean Isle Beach, NC, check out Seaside Bakery. In Calabash, NC, the place for sweets is Maude’s Country Delights.

On Saturday, you can Ride the Tide in the Davis Canal in Oak Island, NC. If you have a mom who likes kayaking you can take her as well. The more the merrier. What a beautiful and fun way to spend the day outdoors and take advantage of the natural blessings of North Carolina.

If Kayaking is not your thing, or your mom’s, if music is your preference, that is on offer as well. The Brunswick Concert Band Spring Concert will take place on Saturday at 3 PM at the Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia, NC, with some foot tapping and beautiful music.

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day.

Mothers – we all have one. Mothers are responsible for our very lives. Some of us are lucky enough to have our mothers still living. All of us are lucky to have one. Wherever your mother may be, you can honor her. It really does not take much – a phone call, a card, a prayer, a lit candle, a visit, a dinner, a kiss, a hug, some flowers, a gift as simple as candy. Most mothers just appreciate the fact that you are thinking of them. Some restaurants offer special menus for Mother’s Day. Flower shops offer special arrangements. If you are thinking of a gift of jewelry this year you will find jewelry shops in the area that carry lovely pieces. Here are a few:

Cape Fear Jewelers in Southport (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/shop/jewelry/)

This shop is the exclusive dealer for the Southport Destination Bracelet. You may also consider something from their line of nautical jewelry.

Carolina Jewelry Exchange in Southport (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/shop/jewelry/)

At this shop you might stretch your dollar a bit further when choosing from their large selection.

Island Jewelers in Oak Island (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/shop/jewelry/)

The owners of this local shop are two generations of goldsmiths and they specialize in beach themed jewelry.