My Appreciation for my Mom has Evolved & Grown

This post is sponsored by WishYoo. All opinions are my own.

Since becoming a mom, my appreciation for my mom has evolved and grown.

Now, when I think of her, I think of her watching S because he had a cold while I was in the hospital after giving birth to R. I think of her washing my dishes or mopping my floor because I was exhausted. I think of her folding my laundry because it (very quickly) piles up.

I think of her holding both boys in her arms as they both cry when I’m at work. I think of her living part-time with us at times so that I can work. I think of her swooping in last minute and arriving at my doorstep when R was a couple weeks old and S still had his cold so he couldn’t be near him. 

I think of her calling to check up on how our days were going during maternity leave — because she knew how stressed I was. I think of her reminding me that she’s always there for me. I think of her assuring me that mom guilt is normal, and sharing her own stories with me to make me feel better. 

And I think of her telling me I’m a good mama after hearing me remain calm despite being exhausted as S was throwing a tantrum during bedtime. 

These days, I remind myself of my mom sometimes. And I see more of  her when I look in the mirror, too. It’s an honor, really because she selflessly devoted so much of herself to my brother and I. I can only hope to be as devoted to my babies, too. 

Thank you, Mom. Not only today, or tomorrow, or on Mother’s Day... but everyday.

In the United States, we celebrate Mother’s Day in May but it is celebrated in March and April in some countries. WishYoo and NO MORE have partnered this year to celebrate Mother’s Day, with a collaborative Thank-You card where everyone can hand-write their personal message to that special person, who sacrifices so many wants and needs for us.

The Global Mother’s Day Card is a charity year-round event, which supports No More’s continuous dedication to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault worldwide.

The organizers of this campaign are hoping to surpass the World Guinness Record for the largest collaborative greeting card, and for that they need to gather more than 40,000 signatures and dedications throughout the world.

This global event is also a reminder of the way technology can be used to preserve the environment and our forests, while at the same time preserving the beautiful memories of those closest to us. 

Sign your Mother's Day card for the special moms in your life today!

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