She doctored your skinned knees, put her comforting arms around you when nightmares woke you up in the dark and waited up for you all those nights you stayed out past your curfew. Isn't Mother's Day a good time to let Mom know you appreciate everything she's done?
If you want to do something beyond the mushy card and flowers, we have a few suggestions.
Unless you already have reservations, don't plan on taking her to brunch at the Partridge Inn. They're booked, with more than 500 guests planning to partake of the special Mother's Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $24.95 brunch includes traditional breakfast items as well as soups, salads, Virginia baked ham, roast prime rib, roast leg of lamb, various pastries and desserts ranging from Key lime pie to creme brulee.
The Partridge Inn dining room has openings for the evening. Guests may order from the regular dinner menu.
The Country Club, a new downtown restaurant in the former Mally's Bagels and Grits location on Broad Street, is offering a Mother's Day special, a 12-ounce T-bone steak with baked potato, house salad and bread for $10.99, said general manager Donna Bryson.
If Mom's a sports fan, take her to a GreenJackets game. General-admission tickets are $5, and mothers attending Sunday's game against the Savannah Sand Gnats will get flowers. The game starts at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road.
If art's her thing (or you're on a tight budget), admission is free on Sundays at the Morris Museum, 1 10th St. It's the final day for an exhibit of works by Robert Gwathmey. The museum is open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Mom's a music fan? It's the second week of June Jazz in May. The former June Jazz Sunday-night concert series has been moved up a month -- you and Mom can go see Sophisticated Swing at the Eighth Street Riverwalk Bulkhead for $5 each. The concert starts at 8; bring lawn chairs or blankets.
These are just a few suggestions to get you started. Let your imagination go, and do something really special for your mother this year.