When you think of Mother’s Day – do you only think of your own mother? How about those stellar moms that inspire you on the daily and are in the trenches with you at this very moment in time?
Friendship is something that comes in many forms, many ages and stages. I have friends from when I was a kid and those I graduated from high school and college with. I have friends that I met at a bar while hanging with my then, groom-to-be. I have many, many friends who have helped me survive the last thirteen years as a military spouse. Those who have talked me off the proverbial ledge of stress and been an ear to listen when I was unsure about the next steps in my life. There are also those friends that came from this online space right here. There are friends that I would have never met, had I not started blogging. I never could have imagined the bonds, the laughter and memories that I would create as a result of this space. The whole course of my professional future changed, because of this space and the blogging friends who trusted me with their hard earned brands.
I do not take those relationships lightly and I am grateful for each. and. every. single. one.
As a mother now, I know that I can find another mother on a similar journey, by just a click of a mouse. I can look to others for advice on how to communicate with my children, and raise them to be the people I envision them to be. This is so important to me personally, because I didn’t have a model in my own mom of what love and real parental guidance looks like. I had familial love from many, but not a mother’s love. So, admittedly, I sometimes feel at a loss for what to do or how to be with my kids. While some of it is completely natural, other elements feel foreign to me. It’s at that time, I look to those who I see as the epitome of a loving mother and friend.
Recently, I was given the chance to honor one of my very best blogging friends to honor this Mother’s Day. Not easy, considering how many wonderful moms I know that are also bloggers.
However, the person I chose has been my partner through work, and the person who ‘gets’ this journey online. Sara is the epitomizes the word genuine. When our worlds were stress-filled, she was a real friend who offered a listening ear and a glass of wine via Google Hangout, long before we met in person.
When we finally met, we were both overjoyed.
And, she remains my friend, my professional confidant when I need to bounce crazy ideas for my own ventures off of her, and a fellow mother of twins. She gets me, my insanity filled life, and I am so grateful for her friendship.
So, when I got this text…
I was so, so stoked to know that it brightened her day and showed her some gratitude for her amazing friendship and how I see her as a mother. She is nothing short of amazing. Her kids are such wonderful little people and I know that is largely due to her light and spirit. And I am so thankful to those who made it possible (Thank you Happy Mamas and Shari’s Berries!)
How do you try to honor your fellow mom friends for Mother’s Day?
Shari’s Berries helped us spread joy to some of the Happy Mama’s in our lives and we know they can help you too. Check out their wonderful assortment of delicious goodies and choose something for the special women in your life who help you find joy on your mothering journey. You can also check out the Shari’s Berries blog (it’s really good!) for fun and inspiring gifting ideas for every occasion and follow them on Instagram (@SharisBerries) and Pinterest (@SharisBerries) to enjoy lots and lots of mouth watering photos!