May 07, 2009

A Mom's Wish

Mother's Day will soon be upon us and it's got me thinking. So many of us claim to not want much from our family on this very special day, that we're content to just spend time with the ones we love. And then that's exactly what we get, not much. And we're disappointed.

I think sometimes we are so used to sacrificing for our family that we can't even let it go for this single day that should be a celebration of everything we do for our families every single day of the year. I think we really want to be thanked on this day for all the kissed boo boos, chauffeuring, lunches made, games played, books read, cookies baked, laundry cleaned, tears dried, meals cooked, stories listened to and sacrifices made.

I was talking to my friend Cammy the other day and we were discussing how Mother's Day feels even more important than our birthdays. I really believe that this is because, for those of us stay at home Moms, Mother's Day is like our year end review and bonus. I want a good review and bonus this year or I might need to make a change. When I was a full time working Mom for 7+ years I got confirmation at work of what a great job I was doing. While my Sweet Hubby does a good job of telling me how much he appreciates my sacrifices and what I do for our family, on this day I need him to show me.

My day doesn't have to be extravagant & filled with fabulous gifts like the ones pictured here, although, that's okay too. It should be thoughtful and considerate. Have a plan, put some effort into it. Think about how much I do for our family for the other 364 days of the year and then just for this one day spoil me rotten. In the end we both win.

P.S. Dear Sweet Hubby, the links for all of these treasures can be found in my online favorites folder. Just in case. A girl can never be too prepared.

30 comments:

  1. It's a good day to think about how blessed we are to be moms, as well. (-:

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  2. You crack me up! I think I will have to take your lead and post a little reflection and wish list of my own. Thanks Jen. ~Kelly

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  3. HA! You are so funny. Hilarious how you sprinkled your post with all of those lovely little items. Hopefully hubby is reading along:)

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  4. It's always good to give hints and clues, in order to get your hearts desires!!!

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  5. Love the clues to your hubby. I had a good laugh over that but really, why not! Wishing you a blessed mothers day!

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  6. Hee hee - hope he takes the hint!

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  7. It's funny, I always say the same thing...just time gardening with my family. Nope, not this year. I was specific. I want ANTHRO stuff.
    Now, let's see if they listen.

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  8. Motherhood is the greatest blessing of all. We need to reflect on the opportunity we have as a mother to make a difference in the lives of our childen and grandchildren.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Charla

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  9. well said! here's hoping you get everything you want (and DESERVE) this Mother's Day.

    xoxo
    TG

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  10. I love your wish list! Although that last contraption had me totally confused - at first I thought it was one of those vacuum sealers. You thought I was joking when I said I was technology-illiterate...

    Here's a quick anecdote: My wonderful, amazing hubby completely forgot to acknowledge my first-ever Mother's Day. As in - zilch. And then, roughly one month later - he totally, utterly and completely forgot my 30th birthday! It was 3 years ago, but I still bring it up now and then. :)

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  11. Love the items that are on your wish list! cute post and great idea for hubbies to read.

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  12. you are TOO funny. I for one want to be celebrated, bring on the gifts, show me with material things how important I am to you................buy me some love.

    wink. happy Mother's Day. I hope you get your lovin!!

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  13. That's great Jen! You deserve a wonderful mother's day. That 3 tierd basket is on my list too, but I definitely wouldn't turn down the jewelry! Have a great Mother's Day!

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  14. How nice! I think it kind of is more important too.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  15. That last sentence is great he he.

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  16. i love it!
    happy mothers day sweet friend

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  17. You hit the nail on the head!! What a great way to sum it all up and sneak in a few gift ideas!

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  18. Great post Jen! I LOVE your wish list :-) Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  19. Sweet post friend! Love your treasures and I hope your Mother's Day is a beautiful and sweet as you are!

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  20. Oh how I wish my man read your blog. I have been coveting one of Carrie Raphael's bags for a very long time!

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  21. excellent wish list! i overheard my boys discussing buying me a playmobil set! not the cath kidston dishes i've been wanting but sounds fun to me!

    happy mother's day!

    xo

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  22. You are so funy!!! I agree...just a little thought into it. I have that three tier basket and LOVE it...you should just go on over to Sadie Olive and order it for yourself:-)

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  23. My children are now in their thirties. You should absolutely be adequately compensated! And if he doesn't do it, do it yourself. I love buying myself gifts!
    Brenda

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  24. You are to funny. Loved the suggestion to your hubby in the end. I don't ask to spend time with my family on my special day...I want to be ALONE :) Great post.

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  25. Yummmy! That ring is just delish! I wonder, do you think it would come in peridot? I'm trying to find a special piece of jewelry to honor my sweet Mum........this is perfect!

    Blessings and Happy Mother's DAY!!'

    Spencer

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  26. Hi Jen :)

    That's a great list and I hope you get it all, especially the appreciation you deserve :)

    Happy Mother's Day!
    rue

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  27. Happy Mother's Day,
    I hope you had a wonderful day.
    I love the dress you are longing for, could you please tell me where to buy the dress?

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  28. Ok you have to tell me where that straw bag with the blue and white stripes is from? I just love it and love your blog too!!! I would love to switch links with you if you wanted to? www.antiquetherapy.com, thanks

    Keri

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