April showers bring May flowers! May we welcome you!! I really hope this means warmer weather and sunshine is on it’s way! I am so over the cold, gloomy rain! May is a busy month and starting it off is Mother’s Day! This day for so many years has always been a very painful one for me! Suffering from infertility Mother’s Day always brought the sting and painful reminder that I was not a mommy! I have been so blessed and have absolutely loved the past 4 years celebrating being a Mommy on Mother’s Day but there is a part of my heart that is always sad and broken for those girls who are still in waiting! Being a mom is not easy! It is the hardest thing I have ever done…I suffered for so long waiting to be a mommy and now I love being one but I’ll admit there are days I am counting the minutes till bedtime or I find myself crying in fear that I am not doing a good enough job raising my babies! Motherhood has taught me a lot of things – it has taught me that I am capable of a lot more than I think I am! So this year as I celebrate with my 3 babies I won’t forgot the girls who are still waiting to be a mommy and I will celebrate with all the amazing mommy’s that I am blessed to have in my life! And in case you still need some ideas of what to get that special mama in your life… here are some ideas!

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  • Cold wet morning and early specialist appointment where they told me I had to wear loose fitting clothes- track suit it is! #monday #letsdothis
  • The privilege and blessing it is to be their mommy is one I don’t take for granted ever. They were each worth the years of heartache. Today is always an emotional one for me so today I say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all the moms - the first time moms, the seasoned ones, the mommy’s in waiting, the hurting ones, the grieving one wether that be from the loss of a mom or a loss of a baby/child, to the foster mamas, to the bonus moms to the adoptive mommy’s and the birth moms - I am thinking of you today and I hope you feel love and valued because you are!
  • As a mommy I find myself often times so proud to be the mommy of my little people. I remember being proud when they slept through the night or took their first steps. The older they get the more proud I am of them not necessarily when they simply accomplish a task or master a skill but when they make choices that show their true character. This girl had another gymnastics competition today and she was feeling all kinds of nerves but as she told her brother and sister “I just went out there and did it” and that she did. I was so proud of her not just for being brave or not just because she put lots of work into learning her skills and ended up placing in each event she competed in but because my 6 year old was awarded the sportsmanship trophy for the ages 7-9 in the competition. That to me as her mama made me cry and beam with pride. My girl out there with a positive attitude encouraging the other athletes and competing in a kind and fair manner that’s what it’s all about to this mama. I can take no credit for her awards or her trophy today she earned them all but I sure am proud and not afraid to say it. I love you #graylynnhope and I’m proud to be your mama not just today but everyday!
  • Easter behind us (already) May is coming and dare I say summer is on its way... I’m pretty sure end of school will be here literally before I know it and I’m ok with that but lots of exciting things in store for the next little while and these little people make it all worth it.
  • Monday’s mantra! (And everyday) If we all where a little kinder think how different the world would be! Kindness always wins!

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