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. 

We need your help … the everyday woman that is affected by the ups and downs of being a mother, the social ramifications associated with being a mother, and our emotional well-being and health are amongst the short list of why Always Mothers Luncheon exists because I’ve been there and lived it.

As a new non-profit, we can’t do it alone. It is my hope and prayer that you will share us with others, attend our signature event in May and participate in our programs or services. Feel free to become a volunteer and donate financially. I thank you in advance for stopping by and learning more about us.

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