Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tender Stories

My life forever changed the moment I became a mother.  Though it was nearly 13 years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday.  When they first placed my daughter in my arms, I felt so overjoyed and yet fearful at the same time (read her birth story here).  I have always had a very focused, driven and tenacious personality...but when she was born, something in me softened and I realized that I would ever be the same.  Being a mother is the greatest responsibility, the most difficult job and yet the most rewarding thing I have ever done.  Since having my children, I've found that I'm much more aware of the sacrifices my own mom made for me and it has given me an even deeper appreciation of her.

I was incredibly blessed to have a mother who told me that I could be anything I wanted to be.  She encouraged my dreams, supported my interests & cheered me on.  She stood by me during my rebellious phase (which lasted longer than it should have) and she never gave up on me.  Because of her unconditional love, I learned to be confident in who I was and because of her compassion for others, I learned the importance of generosity.  Now that I'm a mother, I am striving to do the same for my son & daughter by teaching them to be kind, selfless, respectful and responsible.  

Mother's Day is always a special day in our family - I look forward to it because it's the one holiday where I get to celebrate my mom & let her know the amazing impact she has had on my life.  When it comes to gifts for special occasions like this, I tend to splurge a little more because I want to purchase something that is unique, meaningful & timeless.  I want her to know how much she means to me and how thankful I am for her love & guidance throughout the years.  And I want the present that I give to her to be a reflection of my gratitude for all that she has done for me.

This TOUS Mama Bracelet is such a gorgeous piece and I love that it's so versatile - though it's fine jewelry, it's also something that can be worn every day.  The cord bracelet gives it an effortless feel, while the gold detailing + mother of pearl add just the right amount of elegance.  And the message "Love Mama" adds a sweet sentimental touch.  This would make a beautiful Mother's Day gift for a mom, sister or that special woman who has been like a mother to you.  The older that my daughter gets, the more I've been thinking about investing in a few pieces of fine jewelry that I can hand down to her - I especially like the idea of gifting this bracelet to her on the special day when she becomes a mother.  If you still haven't found the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday, you can view the entire collection of TOUS Mother's Day jewelry here.

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Thank you to TOUS Jewelry for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


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