Cotton Babies is again doing their blog promotion for mother’s day, entitled ‘I’m so glad you were born’. Last year I was a runner up, and snagged a diaper sprayer for half price (woo!) with the gift certificate!
Want to read my last year’s entry? Here it is: http://www.lifeisnotbubblewrapped.com/2010/05/08/cotton-babies-gift-card-giveaway-for-mothers-day/
While most of that is still true, there’s a lot of things a changin’ in the ‘motherhood’ around here. So I’m going to do my best at another entry, this time there’s bigger prizes and a lower word limit, so I’ll have to be concise (I hate that!) In the meantime, check out the link to Cotton Babies shop in my right sidebar, and find a few things for your baby, grandbaby, or special someone– they have all sorts of things (not just cloth diapers, although, you know how big a fan I am of those!) and write your own entry, who knows? you might just win!
At first, you were a tiny infant, and I was afraid, and then, I discovered that being your mom was a calling-what I was meant to do. This year, I realize that you’re coming into your own. I know what ‘cherishing these things in your heart’ truly means. Listening to you snore at night when I check on you, and realizing you took that big kid bed in stride; comforting you when you hurt, and seeing you bounce right back up–dusting yourself off and trying your daredevil stunts again; offering you a ‘surprise’ for eating all your lunch — and watching your eyes light up at the simplicity of raspberries in a tiny dish; seeing the joy on your face the first time you went down your slide–and the pride of doing it all on your own; the thrill of seeing life through your eyes is priceless. In a way, you’ve gifted me with such overwhelming joy that I could never repay you. You’ve given ME the gift of MOTHERHOOD. I hope that that delight in your eyes, that zest for life, never fades. I hope it only grows and matures with time and experience for you. Things are changing. This summer, you’ll add ‘big sister’ to your accomplishments. I’m sure we’ll hit some bumps in the road, but I know you will handle the new responsibilities as well as you have everything else so far. I’m so proud of you, and I’m so glad that you were born.
That was wonderful. I hope you have a Keeley file somewhere to slip that into! She’d love to read it when she’s older.