Founders Feelings

I want to be able to make a difference, be a resource and provide services of various kinds to women that my friends, colleagues and I didn’t have or weren’t aware of growing up. As an event planner, I enjoy coordinating and planning events that bring people together.

I believe Always Mothers Luncheon is on the right path to its vision of creating diverse and inclusive events and programs to bring all groups of mothers and women together. To give back to my community and be apart of a movement is a service that I want to involved in and it helps shape the future of my company, Always Assisting U! while helping me grow from within. 

Hosting an annual fundraising event has its fair share of difficulties each year. Ensuring we have the right speaker(s) for the theme of the year, the vendors, entertainment and making sure that each year is not like the last. We never want to be so predictable that you know what’s coming because that’s not how life is. Life is unpredictable, ever-changing and also producing a new feat for you to triumph!

But that’s how life is. You are ahead and then get knocked back down a few steps … but you keep going and that’s exactly what we plan to do – KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

After all, how can we serve and assist the mothers in our community if we don’t have some setbacks and “walk in their shoes”? As of May 2019, we have sold out each luncheon that we’ve hosted!

Daphne Anderson, Founder & Executive Director

The History of the Luncheon

It was 2013 and one of the last Mother’s Day with my daughter, Deja, before she began a new journey in her life, as a college student at UT Austin. I wanted to show to her that other women can play pivotal mother relationship-like roles in her life as well and that it is okay. I will always be her biological mother and love her unconditionally.

It was a beautiful 2 hour lunch held at Olive Garden in East Plano where I prepared and printed a special menu for the mothers to choose from. My assistant and the photographer were there as well and ready to go. The “love bags” were filled with gifts specifically chosen for my mothers and Deja added to the overall look. She decorated the initial of their first name on the outside of the bags… in sign language. A beautiful touch to what I hoped to be a special event.

I gave each mother a small testimony of thanks for the love they had shown me over the years, Deja gave a small speech and each mother gave their words of love in return to us. It was truly more than I had imagined; God had shown up and touched us all as we laughed, cried, ate and rejoiced in that moment.

Rochelle, my assistant and Karena, our photographer weren’t left out either; I presented them with something for helping me bring my vision and idea to light. I view them as my sisters and wanted them to know it. I am blessed and honored to still have my mothers in my life to this day

Daphne Anderson, Founder & Executive Director

Jeanette (my mother), Carolyn (my mother in law),
Dianne (my Spiritual mother), Bessie (spiritual grandmother)

Sadly we lost Bessie on January 27, 2017. She was 81 years young!
Miss & Love you Gamma