Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever
It’s hard to believe that this weekend I will have celebrated my third Mother’s Day. As I put my little guy to bed Saturday evening, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit of excitement. And no, it wasn’t that I was secretly doing a happy dance in my head because he was finally going to bed after a LONG day of him testing his boundaries, pushing the limits and, well, just being a typical toddler. I felt excited because there were no major plans on Sunday morning. It would be a day we could lounge around, hang out and just enjoy some Mommy and Son time. I was excited to hear the pitter patter of his little feet come running into our room for a cuddle, excited to hear him hum the theme music from JAWS as he tries to “sneak up” on me for tickles, excited to spend the morning jumping carefree on our trampoline.
One of the greatest blessings in my life is having the privilege of being a Mom. I cherish the little moments, the good and yes, even the bad. I cherish the little things he teaches me every day, his innocence, his love for others, his passion for life. Today, I tried to sit back and slow down a little, just enough to notice how big his books look in his tiny hands; hands that will never be that small again. Come to think about it, I really like this pace. I think from now on I need to make time everyday to slow down and enjoy the small details of life.
Ok, enough of the sentimental stuffNow time for a Mother’s Day gift for you!
While on my journey of becoming a photographer, I have been very fortunate to meet some amazing and talented people. One of these people is Christie of LOVELINX Jewellery Design.
I discovered the amazing team at LOVELINX a few years ago and have completely fallen in love with their work. Christie and her team create custom made, handcrafted sterling silver jewellery staring our most precious gifts, our children. Her sophisticated designs are made from the highest quality materials. Your personalized necklace or bracelet can include cherished images of your little ones, names and special dates hand stamped on a pendant or, my personal favorite, the “Peanut Prints”, which is your little one’s fingerprints forever imprinted in a sterling silver charm.
Have I gotten you excited about their jewellery yet?? GREAT! How would you like to be the recipient of a large Photo Pendant from LOVELINX? And to sweeten the deal, I will also be giving away a Mini Session and two complimentary images to fill your pendant!
To enter, simply follow these steps:
1. Go to my Facebook page HERE and LIKE the “Happy Mother’s Day” Post
2. SHARE the post on your page so other wonderful Mothers have the opportunity to enter!
3. For a bonus entry, COMMENT on the post about how you and your loved ones celebrated this Mother’s Day
The winner will be drawn May 27, 2012!