On Mother’s Day we are quick to remember the women who gave us life. We pamper them. We treat them. We buy them beautiful things that show us how much they mean to us.
Sometimes we may even recognize the other women in our lives who are called mom such as our sisters, grandmothers, aunts and even friends.
But how often do we actually tell them how much they have impacted our lives?
This Mother’s Day, Hallmark is challenging us all to #PutYourHeartToPaper and focus on honoring ALL of the amazing women in our lives – in our own words.
Hallmark sent me a wonderful selection of their Mother’s Day cards and challenged me to #PutMyHeartToPaper and share a little bit about the special moms in my life, so I chose 5 (and yes, there are many more) women that I wanted to honor.
Hallmark has so many different cards, and it’s so fun when you find the perfect card for each person. And usually when you find that perfect Mother’s Day card, the sentiment is perfect. You can’t even imagine what you could add to it to make it better. But there is something you can add – that person touch, written in your own handwriting that tells them exactly why they are special.
I chose this card for my own mom. Inside it reads: “Wishing you a Mother’s Day that makes you feel so loved in return.” My mom is independent and strong and for my sister and I, she has stood as a shining example that we can do anything if we just set our minds to it. She encouraged us to cherish the traditions and the memories, no matter how small. It will come as no surprise to her to know that I discovered many years ago that she is always right – and she still is. It used to frustrate me that I was wrong and she was right, but as I get older I realize that it is the wisdom that comes with motherhood. The wisdom of knowing your child better than they know themselves.
Thank you Mom for always being there. For sharing in my passions. Supporting my decisions. Putting up with my stubbornness. Encouraging my dreams. And teaching us that life is what you make it – so we just live it the best we can.
I chose this card for my mother-in-law. Inside it reads: “To the best mom and grandma a family could ever have. We love you. Happy Mother’s Day”. She really is a kid at heart. One of the best things about my mother-in-law is that she can laugh at herself (and lets us laugh at her too). She is small but mighty and there is something special about watching my kids through her eyes. She takes such special joy in her grandchildren and has taught me that there is nothing more important in life than family.
Thank you Bernie for raising the wonderful man I married and adopting me into your family like I was born there. I can’t imagine anyone better for my kids to call Grandma!
I chose this card for my sister. Inside it reads: “Celebrating you today. Happy Mother’s Day.” Despite being a royal pain in the butt growing up (I’m kidding…mostly) she really is an inspiration. She is a single mom and has raised her 2 kids completely on her own with with support of my parents and pure determination. She went to college, has a great job, and owns 2 homes.
Thank you Laurin for taking the leap of faith a couple of years ago and moving in next door. Watching our girls grow up together is such an amazing way to be able to remember our own childhood.
I chose this card for my sister-in-law. Inside it reads: “Thanks for always using your powers for good. Happy Mother’s Day.” My sister-in-law recently has struggled with some difficult issues and come out on the other side. She never gave up on herself or her family.
Thank you Jenny for being an example of how you can be a superhero without a lasso or magic bracelets, although you could pull them off if you wanted to wear them.
I chose this card for my friend. Inside it reads: “Wherever you go, hope you remember… my heart is right there with you. Happy Mother’s Day with lots of love.” My friend has faced a huge upheaval in her life. She has experienced so many changes and it has come with a lot of stress and heartbreak. Recently it has turned into something positive and wonderful and she has started a brand new chapter in her life.
Thank you Dawn for being you. You have a way of making everyone feel special and cared for and I look forward to seeing all of these good things unfold in your life.
I love and admire all of these women, and there as so many more moms who have impacted my life I could single out and write about. It’s easy to remember our own moms, but we are surrounded by inspiring, amazing women who deserve to know how they have impacted our lives.
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