I may not look like her, but that's about the extent of it when it comes to our similarities.
I never thought we were alike when I was younger. When I got mad at her for organizing my room, or for putting on her flip-flops and waking us all up on Saturday morning for some serious deep cleaning. When she made all sorts of weird food trying to get us healthier. When she was all sorts of crunchy back before crunchy was "in" and I swore I was going to be a "normal" grown-up.
Well, here I am, basically a copy of her.
I get into serious cleaning mode and quite on edge when the house is a mess. I've made my fair share of food with greek yogurt as a replacement for just about anything creamy and grind up all sorts of nuts and seeds. I've rubbed garlic oil all over my kids necks and have a whole list of chemicals and ingredients that I don't buy. I'm even making my own sunscreen this year. Who am I?!
Oh right. My Mom.
There was a time that I didn't want to be that. When I was a know it all teenager, just as most of us were. But times change. Adulthood and motherhood happened. I started to see the world a little differently and began to realize there's not many better in life that I want to be similar to.
My Mom is amazing. She's been married for 40 years next week. She homeschooled 5 children. She taught us to love God before anything else and showed us what a good wife an mother looks like. She's a great Marmie to 7 grandbabies, with many more to come, I'm sure. I'm so blessed to have such an example in my life and to have learned the things I have from her.
This year for Mother's Day, I'm giving my mom a really pretty piece of jewelry. I'm almost as big on birthstones as I am on monograms. Maybe it's a southern thing, I don't know. I especially love the ruby and always was a bit jealous that it's my mom's stone and not mine. But, it makes for a great gift for me to give her.
I picked the ring from JTV, in addition to another style for myself and one of you! To help celebrate Mother's Day, one winner will get this band ring to keep for themselves, or to give to their mother. I love this simple, yet elegant, band. I've been wearing it on my right hand, but I think it will be perfect for my ring finger if my fingers swell a bit during this pregnancy.
Do you want to win this pretty band for yourself of mom? Simply enter using the rafflecopter widget below:
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