Although the statewide stay-at-home order complicates Mother’s Day this year, people still are finding ways to honor the special women in their lives.

“We have to find ways to celebrate our mothers, even if it’s through the glass porch door,” said Kelly Eagy of Sturgis.

Easy plans to drop off gifts to her mother, Beverly Eagy of Sturgis, for Mother’s Day, and for her birthday, which was May 7.

She refers to her mother as the most amazing woman she knows.

“(She) raised four kids as an Army wife of 21 years and made the best impact on our lives, setting the example on how to trust that God is with us and will get us through all that we can bear,” Eagy said.

She looks forward to seeing her mother Sunday at the “Unhindered Church” service, held in cars in the parking lot of Rouch World Event Center. “We find a way to keep things happy, and our mom has been so happy to be able to see us through her porch door leaving gifts and Sunday with masks on distancing in or next to our cars if it’s sunny,” she said. “But we just lift everyone up and she is the backbone of that staying positive and moving forward making each day and moment a good one because we can get through this all together.”

She noted that a lot of people have been finding ways to leave items on doorsteps for moms — hanging baskets and gifts.

“It’s really brought so much joy into the situation,” she said.

Chris Kozik of Three Rivers plans to continue her tradition of getting flowers for her mother, Carol Nichols of Colon.

“I think there is a competition between my brothers and myself over who gets the prettiest and biggest hanging basket,” she said.

But this year, she’ll place the flowers on the front step instead of giving them in person.

“The thing I will miss the most is the hugs we give at the end of our visit,” she said.

Sunshine Gonzalez of Sturgis will mark Mother’s Day in a unique way this year, remembering her mother, Melinda Dale, who passed away in March 2019.

“Elephants were her favorite animal,” Gonzalez said. “I found an elephant canvas that says ‘You are my sunshine.’ My family is going to have a paint challenge as we try to recreate this canvas onto our own canvas.”

Flowers are a popular Mother’s Day gift, and they are available for purchase from local retailers.

For several weeks, florists statewide were among numerous businesses temporarily shut down in the effort to fight coronavirus, but those restrictions have been lifted.

“The question we’re getting asked most is ‘are we open?’” said Doug Bates, owner of Designs by Vogt’s on East Chicago Road in Sturgis. “We are.”

Although flower-growers have been hit hard, and procuring product has been a challenge for his business, Bates said trusted vendors have furnished him with a “gorgeous assortment of flowers for customers.”

One noticeable change is that shoppers are not allowed to go inside the shop and select flowers. But they are welcome to call and have staff walk them through the process of creating an arrangement, or order online through Designs by Vogt’s website.

The shop offers curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery by drivers who wear gloves and masks.

“Flowers are alive,” Bates said of their appeal. “They just make people happy. People are drawn to color and fragrance.”