My mother always told me “Just wait until you have kids of your own! THEN you’ll understand.”
Being a mostly good, respectful (but sometimes bratty, insolent, argumentative) teenager, I tried to assert my independence (while being a dependent), and wanted to be treated like a grown-up (when I obviously wasn’t yet), I’d get into arguments with my Mom.
Despite our fights and disagreements, there’s no love quite like the love a Mother has for her children and the love children have for their Mom…regardless of what age they are.
I come from a line of strong women – Generations upon generations of intelligent, strong, vocal, caring women. Though I didn’t realize this when I was younger, I do now. I also understand what my mother meant, since I now have a daughter of my own who is intelligent, strong, vocal, and caring. I should also add that she’s “feisty”, “spirited” and “fiercely independent”.
Moms are amazing people – They’re super-human, even!
- Moms make sure that there’s food on the table to feed the family.
- Moms clean up after messes (both big and small!).
- Moms work 24-7 with no days off and no breaks.
- Moms are problem solvers, accountants, medics, therapists, leaders, event planners, shuttle services, and so much more.
My grandmother passed away almost two years ago, and just thinking of Mother’s Day makes my heart hurt.
One thing my grandmother always had were photographs of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When I saw this latest items Hallmark had for Mother’s Day, the feelings were bitter-sweet. I had to smile because these are all gifts my grandmother would have loved. She was always so proud to show off her family. She was a proud grandma and great-grandma. When I was in the Philippines a few weeks before she passed away, I noticed in her living room that she had photos of ALL of her kids and their families. I think this is part of why Hallmark has a special spot in my heart. The photos and frames remind me of the ones my grandmother had for all of our photos.
The one Hallmark product I absolutely adore the most right now is the Generations Family Tree Photo Display.
This metal tree-shaped photo display holds four frames that hod photos of the generations of your family. A very special piece to add to your living room or family room…or to give to Mom or Grandma!
Win a Generations Family Tree Photo Display
To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Open to residents of Canada only. End date: midnight EST on May 2, 2014.
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Disclosure: As a member of the Hallmark Press Pause Panel, Hallmark Canada has provided me with promotional items. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.