When I had my first baby a good friend of mine sent me a Mother’s Day card in the mail. It made my MONTH! I was so excited to be a Mother and always found Mother’s Day to be a hard holiday when I desperately wanted to be a mom too. Now I was finally celebrating Mother’s Day with my own treasured baby. Nothing could be more perfect. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about my first Mother’s Day, we’re talking kids on Christmas morning here. I had problem’s sleeping the night before I was so pumped. The day came and it was perfect! I got to celebrate with my husband and baby, even though it was raining we had a great floor picnic and just loved our time together.
Being a mom is really HARD. I am sorry, but until you are a mom, you have no idea what we go through. Sleep deprivation does not even begin to adequately describe my state, colic, teething babies, PPD, toddlers, tantrums, breastfeeding, solids, fevers, relationships, illness, careers, all of it is so hard and although you know your kids love you and your husband appreciates it, there is nothing as supportive as your fellow moms. They are there for you through thick and thin, your biggest high’s and lowest lows, whether your local moms, birth groups, friends, relatives, etc. They know what you go through and have your back.
I will never forget the feeling I got from opening my first Mother’s Day card from my friend. Ever since that year, I make it my mission to share that love and support with other mothers. I pick three to six moms I know. I try to pick a pregnant mom, one from each of my birth groups, my picking selection is pretty broad actually. I don’t even remember who all I have sent them too. Oops, if I send you more than one Mother’s Day card, sorry, you just must be THAT awesome of a mom!
I challenge you to pick some mom’s in your life and send them a card for Mother’s Day thanking them for all their hard work for their children too. Every mother needs to hear what a great mom she is on a regular basis, think of some moms who need or deserve to hear it and send them a card. You can leave it at that and send them just a card, or add something to it as a special gift. One year I sent chocolate bars and face masks as a mini-spa pack, I sent Tim Horton’s gift cards another year, Starbucks cards another year, cute small things to let them know they are appreciated.
If you need a card here is a free printable to use as a card, you can buy a card, but I know I prefer to spend more on the little surprise inside instead 🙂
Please comment below with other ideas of little presents I can easily mail that don’t cost a fortune! I am always looking for new ideas.
If you are participating in the #connectingchallenge for April this is a great way to send out more cards to friends and family to brighten up their day. If you just want to send a card, you could always try sending one via the FELT app (check out my post below for more info if you want to hear more).
If you are reading this and want to be considered or to nominate someone head on over to my Facebook page and tag your nominee in the post so I can add your name into the selection to receive a card or surprise in the mail.
If you are a mom and reading this, YOU ARE A GREAT MOM! Thank you for all your hard work and know that you are making a difference in your family’s life!