Thursday, April 19, 2012

Motherhood and Gift Ideas

From the time I was a young girl I just knew that when I grew up I wanted to be a mother. In June of 2000, I learned that my dream was becoming reality and later that autumn, I learned that I was going to be a mother of a...GIRL! My thoughts turned to pigtails, dresses that ballooned as she twirled, nail polish and all things "girly". Most of all I thought that my heart might burst with love and joy for this precious life to come.

I'll never forget January 31, 2001. The day I welcomed my beautiful, Emily Claire. In many ways her birth day was far from the "fairy tale" I had always imagined. In fact, it proved to be one of the longest, most difficult days of my life. But when I finally saw my precious 5 pound 4 oz girl, it was LOVE! She is the most precious gift I have ever received.

I'll be honest and say that these past 11 years of mothering have been HARD. Some days it's not all fact usually the flowers I get are hand-picked straight from the back yard: dandelions! But let me tell you that when your little girl comes with a twinkle in her eye, a big (at times toothless) smile, a simple "weed" from your yard has never been so gorgeous!

Each season we have gone through has had challenges, but I would NOT change it for anything this world has to offer. I am beyond blessed to be a mother...and the mother to a fabulous young lady!

I also need to give a little shout out to my mother...she's pretty fabulous as well! (Hi, Mom! I love you!)

And...drum roll please...I have some great news to share with you! more babies! 

I recently became an affiliate for
Shop Christian gifts, cards, decor, and more!
the Christian subsidiary of Hallmark. I have several items that I have purchased from them and a few that I have been gifted. They have absolutely beautiful products and I am so excited to be in the know on great deals and be able to pass them along to you.

Since moms deserve a little recognition and Mother's Day is not that far away, starting today, April 19 through May 14th, Dayspring is offering a Mother's Day Special- 30% off Select Items with code MD30off, providing you a perfect opportunity to select a beautiful gift to say Thanks to your mom this Mother's Day!

What are you waiting for? Click the link, buy something for your mother (and maybe treat yourself, too)!! And if by chance, you feel led to pick out a little something for me...well, I'll make it easy for you. How about this beauty?

This is the Day the Lord Has Made- Bird Cage Card Holder

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