Thank you, Hallmark, for making this post possible and inspiring me to write cards to my mom-friends again. As always my thoughts, opinions, and comments are my own.
We’re definitely living in a digital word these days, so I don’t remember the last time I wrote something on paper, other than my shopping and to-do lists. But what I do remember is the joy I felt whenever I received a card in the mail from a loved-one.
There is something very powerful about the written word. Sometimes, when I write something out long hand, I discover feelings and ideas I may not even know I had that just want to leave my body and become a part of the paper. This year I feel like sending cards to some of the moms who have impacted my life and made me a better person.
Liz shares with me a love for Disneyland. She is my friend, my business partner, and an amazing mom. We met at a blogger event in Los Angeles and we clicked right away. Even though most of our communication is through facebook, when I talk to her it is like she is right here next to me. She makes me laugh when she shares the great, the not so great, and the magical sides of motherhood. I love you Liz!!
I saw Liz all over this card, because she is very loving and caring and we both love blue!!!
I met my friend Kathy when our sons were just a few months old. We were part of a mom-to-mom group which got together every Wednesday at our local hospital. The group was really a lifesaver for a lot of us who were looking to connect with other moms and share this new stage in our lives: motherhood. We were tired, sleep deprived, but overwhelmingly happy. Later Kathy and I “graduated” from the mom-to-mom group and started Coffee Thursdays, which brought more laughs and happy memories. Kathy and I sadly don’t live in the same city anymore, but she has a special place in my heart. She is like a sister to me.
When I saw this card I immediately thought of Kathy. It reads: “Wherever you go, hope you remember… my heart is right there with you. Happy Mother’s Day with lots of love.” In a few simple words, it says exactly what I feel about her, plus it comes with a coffee cup sleeve, how cool is that?
I met Hilda a couple of years ago at a block party. I don’t think we spoke a lot that night, but our kids played together until almost 10 pm. A few weeks after I called her so our kids could have a playdate. We walked to a woody area close to our homes where our kids climbed trees, and we talked, and talked, and talked…. in Spanish, it felt so good talking in our first languages. That day we established a special connection, I feel I can tell her everything. She is a good listener and a beautiful person inside and out.
And I found the perfect card for her… in Español!
Ana and I started our blogs just a few weeks apart and we attended our very first blogger event together. I have so many great memories of our adventures! But our greatest adventure has been sharing our joys and struggles of raising bilingual and bicultural kids. Ana is a very powerful woman, entrepreneur and mom who uses her influence to always help others, that is why this card is just perfect for her.
I wish I could see the faces of my dear friends when they find their cards in the mail. Just imagining it fills my heart. Now go, fill your heart as well. Put your heart to paper and send cards to those special moms in your life this Mother’s Day week.
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Happy Mother’s Day!
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