Mother's Day Project

By: Will Jones Email
By: Will Jones Email

Did you do something nice for your mom on Mother’s Day? Did you buy her flowers, take her to dinner or give her a call?

According to the National Retail Federation, most people will shell out more than $100 dollars for their mother. But one family from South Charleston is not focused on the dollars. Instead, it’s all about the time.

Mother's Day for the Amicks means family projects.

“We have more fun than we ever work, said Kathy Burdi. “It's a blast when my sisters and I are all together.”

This year, they're working hard to give their mother, Dorothy, a nice yard for the summer.

“It's the best,” said Burdi. “It's what it's all about. That's what I try to tell my kids. Family is everything and you have a good family. They'll love you no matter what you do.”

It’s a beautiful gift for a woman who is not only a mother of four, but also a grandmother to ten and a great grandmother to six with one more on the way.

“That's why Mother's Day is so special,” said Burdi. “You can put what moms do in any neat little package or a greeting card. Moms are always there.”

For Dorothy, the beauty of Mother’s Day isn’t the flowers.

“Gifts don't mean anything I don't think,” said Dorothy. “It's the time that you spend with each other. We always try to spend as much time together and have as much fun together.”

Good times that are evident in family photographs, showing one happy family celebrating all life's big events with each other.

“Memories are special, and we try to make as many good memories as we can,” said Dorothy. “That’s kind of our motto. The day is special, make memories.”

They’re planting flowers this Mother's Day, while ultimately giving life to new memories that will last a lifetime.

Dorothy says she payed her kids back for all their hard work in her yard with a hardy meal. Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole and strawberry shortcake were just some of things on the dinner table at the Amicks on Sunday.


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