Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mom's Day

Each year a day is set aside to honor mothers. I've done lots of different things on this day, but one thing I haven't done in a long time is actually spent it with my mom. This year, however, I will get to do that and I can't wait. As we face this time of transition in our lives and I prepare for Mother's Day at home I've done a lot of reflecting. With my mom so far away I've learned to look to other women in different phases of their life to learn from and use as role models in my day to day life. I am extremely lucky to have a wonderful mom and mother-in-law who are only a phone call away for advice, a listening ear, or just a conversation, but I've also been lucky here to have those women that will come take my kids for a few hours when they know I just need to breathe. Or the kids teacher who will listen and work with me to accomplish what is best for my child. Or that friend at church that just touches my child to bestow them with a blessing. All of these women have made Mother's day more than just a day for me to be thankful that I'm a mom, but a day to reflect on all the women in my life who have impacted it greatly, my mom, my mother-in-love, my sister and sisters-in-love, my aunts and aunts-in-love, friends, mentors, role models. This Mother's Day will be super special to be spending it with my mom but it will also be bitter sweet as I will have recently said good-bye to some women who have spent the last three years teaching me how to be a better mom. Thank you to all these women in my life, I love you dearly.

Shutterfly asked me to blog about mother's day as it is fast approaching and I will receive a promo code for some free products.
I love the magnets, that is what I made below.
I love the cards you can make too.

You can make awesome personalized thank yous too.

This is a great place to get photo gifts. While that prompted me to post this blog I do mean every word I said, and for those ladies I'm leaving behind physically know you will always be close to my heart.

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