Spring is here, which means Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It can be hard to come up with good gift ideas, so I’m excited to share a few posts over the next couple weeks that will give you some fun ideas.
In today’s post, I partnered up with LovePop cards to share a story about my “Other Mother.” I first saw LovePop cards when they appeared on Shark Tank and I thought there were super cute. I’m a huge stationery fan and I love sending hand written notes – especially around the holidays. I loved these because each LovePop card has a 3D element in the middle.
Holidays can be such a joyful time, but they can also be really challenging times for some. At Mother’s Day, perhaps someone has recently lost their mother or perhaps you know someone who did not give birth to her own children, but has been a wonderful mother figure to you or someone else. Now could be the perfect opportunity to acknowledge those people who may not fit into our traditional Mother’s Day celebrations.
When I was in college, I spent 2 quarters abroad. I loved every minute of the trips, but there were certainly moments on each of the trips when I missed home just a little bit. The first trip was during my sophomore year and we went to Greece & Turkey. My second trip occurred in my senior year and I went to the Czech Republic. On each of my trips, I was fortunate to have a great Resident Counselor. They were both strong, kind, and caring women. They helped to make challenging times a bit easier – just like a “real” mother.
I remember when I was on my first trip in Greece, one of the girls on our trip misplaced her purse, which also happened to have her passport inside. We were getting ready to leave that town and were on a tight schedule. There were over 20 of us in the group, so it wasn’t just as simple as catching the next bus, if we missed the one we were supposed to be on. Also, since you are required to have your passport on your person at all times, it was a pretty big deal. We couldn’t leave that town until we found it. Now some people might have started to panic or maybe blame the girl for not being more careful, but not our resident counselor. She calmly took control of the situation, helped her retrace her steps, and talked to some people in the town. After a few minutes, she helped the girl to locate her passport. The best part? Everything in her purse was untouched. Also, we didn’t end up being even one minute behind schedule!
So what about you? Do you have an “other mother” in your life? Maybe it’s your Mother-in-Law, aunt, neighbor, sister, or friend?
If you would like to share your own story about your “Other Mother,” you can do so here. Each nominated “other mother” will receive their own 3D popup card from LovePop. Also, 3 winners will receive a LovePop gift basket. Be sure to enter by May 5th!