You know Hallmark. You love Hallmark. You two have been through everything together: birthday, holidays, anniversaries, and everything in between. Is there a Hallmark commercial that doesn't make you cry? I didn't think so.
I actually just celebrated Mother's Day with my mom yesterday. It was totally unexpected. She called me on Saturday, in the midst of a hectic day, and told me she and dad wanted to come over on Sunday! I was shocked! They hadn't been to our new house yet, and I was elated. When 7:30pm came, and I realized I hadn't gotten anything for her for Mother's Day, I made plans to go at the end of church the next day to Hallmark for a gift. I had planned on sending her something, so I wasn't prepared. Here's what I got her:
Now, Hallmark has given me the opportunity to work with them on their Ken Sheldon line for a Mother's Day review. I was beyond elated, and emotional. This line...I feel like this line captured the essence of what it means to be a parent, at least for me. I had actually run across it when I went to Hallmark about a month ago when I was searching for a gift.
I actually welled up with tears right there in the entry way of the local Hallmark store. I'd never heard of Ken Weldon, but I was sure glad they had it smack dab in the entry way...aside from the tears. I'm truly a sap when it comes to sentimental family products. What I love about this line is it's not relegated to just parents, and how we feel towards our children. It's also for siblings. Like my girls, they have a very loving bond, and are only 2 yrs apart so they have truly done life together. My boys...well, they're not quite there yet. HA!
Back to moms. I love my mom more than I can explain. I wouldn't have been able to say that years ago as a teenager. In fact, I never thought I'd be able to say it. Now I can't get enough of our time together.
On the flip side of that, of being a daughter to my mom, being a mom to my kids is something I can't put into words. I don't feel like anything I would try to say about being a mom would come close to being adequate. I just love my family. I'm beyond thankful that God allowed me to be a mom, when being a mom was the last thing on my mind. I can NOT even fathom what life would be like without my children. My identity has been as a mom for over half of my life. It's the greatest job in the world!
Oh my goodness, walked away from this post for the day, came back to pick right back up, looked at the picture of the pillow, and welled up with tears. Not kidding. I'm pitiful.
Isn't being a mom one of the best things in life? I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Now for the best part of celebrating our moms or being a mom is this giveaway! I'm not going to cry alone because I'm a sap. I'm taking you down with me! Thanks to Hallmark, I'm giving away Signature & Kim Mallory greetings as well as this set:
Be sure to enter and visit your Hallmark store or shop with convenience online!
TAKE NOTE: This giveaway will NOT be finished in time for Mother's Day. Please don't count on this as your only gift for mom. =)
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