One of the greatest things in my life is being a mom. I am sure that any of you that have children of your own can agree. It truly is a blessing. However, the truth be told, children are hard work. From the moment you first lay eyes on them you know that you would do anything in this world to keep them safe. As they become yours, its as if the world you once knew was a blur and all of the scary, hurtful and icky things suddenly come into focus.
You worry as you lay them down to sleep at night and wake up countless times just hear them breathe. You clench your teeth as they take their first steps and wonder why you never realized how pointy the edges on your coffee table were before that day. You hold your breath as they try climbing to the top of the play set, up that tree and over anything and everything in their path. You hug them tight as you send them off to school and pray that the teachers will keep them safe. You cry along with them when their feelings are hurt by the mean kid at school or when they fall and scrape their knee while playing outside. You go without sleep, without food and without a moment to yourself. You change. Your vacations are no longer filled with vineyards and relaxation, but are filled with kiddy pools and pure exhaustion. A nights out now means an early matinee and the movie of choice rarely has real people in it.
However, sometimes change is good. Sometimes change can bring you a joy greater than you could have ever imagined. You give up so much, but gain so much more in return.
I would never sugar coat parenthood to anyone and tell them that it is something they should do as soon as possible. It’s not. It is messy. It is hard work and it will change your life forever. However, when you are ready, it is pretty amazing.
Do you know a mom who deserves a little bit of recognition? Today we are celebrating moms and giving one of our readers the chance to win a bouquet of flowers from Teleflora to send to someone they love. For all that mom’s do everyday, lets do something for them.
This year Teleflora has partnered with SpaFinder to make giving mom a gift she will love even easier. Now through May 11th you can shop online to find the perfect floral arrangement and add a gift card in increments of $25, $50 or $100 to a local spa so mom can enjoy a day of pure relaxation and beauty.
Enter below to win a FREE The Everything Rosy Gift Set, Teleflora’s Pink Bliss, Teleflora’s Butterfly Serenity, or Teleflora’s Enchanted Garden Bouquet.
For more chances to win visit Teleflora’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/teleflora) and put your name in the drawing for a variety of fabulous prizes including a luxurious trip to Hawaii, Teleflora flowers for one year, Spafinder daily prize giveaways, and Teleflora gift cards.