When driving to pick up Marlowe at school the other day I had a random thought about how after years of being a mom, meeting moms, dealing with my own mom(s), you quickly realize that moms are just people too. Some may not be as warm as you'd like, or as nurturing as you'd like, or as supportive as you'd like-- but that doesn't mean they're not doing they're best.
Chances are they are. Just like with anything in life, we may try and try, with many failed attempts, but what really matters at the end of the day is how much you truly put your heart in, you know? And at some point you look at your own parents and see them more like *people* instead of *parents*. They're not perfect. They're flawed just like everyone else in this world. But they're doing the best they can.
I still look at my mom as someone who should mostly know best. I mean, to be honest, she usually does. Not always, but usually (love you, mom). Is she perfect? No. I mean, she has great hair, but she's far from perfect. But every single day, I can look at my mom and know that she's doing her best to support me and my family in any way she can. And for that, I can't thank her enough.
For my mom, cards are important. She's one of those people who will stand there for-ev-er reading through every card to find the perfect one with all the right words. For me, it's a bit more simple than that. Sure, the words have to mean something, but the card has to stand out and aesthetically fit the recipient. A special card for my special mom.
Hallmark Signature cards are fun, bright, and one of a kind--- just like my mom and all the other important women in my life ;) I'm not good at the mushy stuff, the sappy stuff, you guys very well know this-- I mean, I was just talking about it last week! But sometimes you don't need all that. Sometimes you just need a beautiful card with a note that says, "thank you for being you" or "you're a good mom." and that's it. Every day is a great day to tell the women in your life that they're awesome, but Hallmark Signature makes it that much easier on mother's day ;)
so many awesome ladies in our life.
I'm not perfect. And one day Marlowe will grow up and see that I'm just a person too-- a person who has done and will do everything to always support her and give her love. I may not have mushy words to tell her or write her long emotional letters, but I will support, be kind, lift her up, and love her every single day, in every other which way I know how. Because I'm forever grateful to be her mom. Moms, while they still may be human, are pretty spectacular.
I know my mom is--- and all the other awesome women in our life too. I am grateful.