Mother’s Day Tribute and Free Printables
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I have been thinking so much about how I feel about being a mom and all the joys and blessings it brings. Of course being a mom has many challenges, but the joy that comes from motherhood makes all those challenges, sleepless nights, and never-ending piles of laundry so worth it.
I have to say that I have been so beyond blessed in the mother and grandmother department. I have an amazing mom and two unbelievable grandmothers, one of which is still here and at 91-years-old is still one of the most elegant and beautiful women I know. I can only hope that I can achieve half of her kindness and generosity. My mom (her daughter) is well on her way to being just like her. I feel so honored that my own kids have been able to have not only a grandmother but a great-grandmother in their lives for so long.
As a teen, I was very anti-kid as I know that many teens are. All that changed of course when I discovered that I was pregnant. When my son was born, I knew there was no going back. I was smitten. He was my everything. I loved everything about being a mom even though there were moments that I didn’t think I was doing a good enough job or that those little challenges of toddlerhood were never going to end. Looking back on it now, it was so short-lived!
It took 11 long years before I became a mom for the second time. I had difficulties with pregnancy and life just determined that I would have two wonderful children. In fact, it was something I knew from very early in my life. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t seem to know that I would have a boy and then a girl and that would be it. I don’t think I could be more blessed with them, though and I couldn’t imagine it any other way.
Childhood goes by so quickly but I enjoy watching my children grow. I love seeing who they have become. They are my greatest joy and my proudest accomplishment. Motherhood can seem, at times, thankless and unrewarding. There are days when you feel as though you never get past certain stages, but overall I would not change a thing.
I am excited to offer some fun printables for Mother’s Day. I have included some adorable gift tags, a great way to finish off that gift for Mom and also a sweet printable quote that could be used on a card or put in a magnet frame for Mom’s fridge, however, you choose to use either the tags or the quote I know Mom will cherish it. You can get the quote printable here. You can get the gift printable here. What are some of the things you find the most rewarding about motherhood, what about challenges? How will you celebrate Mother’s Day?