Friday Favorites #69 – Mother’s Day Edition

In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend I thought I’d focus today’s favorites on that theme. We are off to the beach for the weekend with my mother and my sister and her family. We’ll have a condo full! Here’s hoping that whatever your plans may be they are wonderful. And hey, if this is a painful holiday for you – maybe you lost your mom recently or she is ill – please know that I am praying for you. The fact that these holidays are not easy for everyone is not lost on me.

So let me begin by saying a few words about my favorite mother – my own. This woman has always been strong and outspoken. However, in recent months after the loss of my dad she has been a pillar of strength. Although I know her heart is shattered she has not lost a beat. She continues to be the glue that holds our family together, always reminding us of the importance of putting family first. My dad would be so proud of her (but probably not surprised!).

Mom and Tyler

This was a hard day for my mom – I know she missed my dad terribly. He should have been in this picture with her!

My two sons made me a mom and each day they remind me of how blessed I am that God chose me to be their mom. Not only are they incredibly smart but they are kind and honest. They are the kind of people I respect. Understand, they are not perfect but they are great human beings and make my mama heart swell with pride!My Boys

On Monday my parents would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Knowing that would be a hard day for my mom I asked my boys, my nephews, and my niece to take my mom to one of her favorite Italian restaurants. Afterwards they all went back to her house for ice cream and Nolan set her up with her own Facebook account!Dinner

So here’s to all the important women in our lives. Maybe someone who wasn’t your mom fulfilled that role in a way that contributed to the person you are today – thank her! Have a blessed weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!

If you missed one of my posts this week you can find my post from the Sunday Showcase
here, on Monday I shared Prime Purchases I have been lovin’, and Tuesday was all about accessories!
Today is the LAST DAY to enter the Mother’s Day giveaway – I’d love for one of y’all to win!

We are so excited to be giving away $410 in gift cards for Mother’s Day to three lucky readers. The giveaway will run from April 26th – May 10th.

The prizes are:

  • 1 – $200 gift card
  • 1 – $105 gift card
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Each winner will choose the gift card you want. Please choose a gift card which comes from an online store and can be paid by US dollars. EX: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Kohls, etc. You may ask for more than one gift card but must add up to your prize amount.

Come and enter the Mothers Day Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win gift cards totaling $410! Winners choice of gift card

Now its time to meet our co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.

Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom | Mary at Real Girl’s Realm | Dana at Create To Donate | Marie at The Inspiration Vault | Debi at Life Currents | Meredith at The Mom of the Year by Meredith Spidel | Audrey at That Recipe and Munofore | Tammy at Creative K Kids | Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag | Michelle at Our Crafty Mom | Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After | Kristin at White Arrows Home | Penny at Penny’s Passion | Mary at Dine Dream Discover | Trish at By Trish Sutton | Lisa at Coast to Coast | Janelle at Num’s the Word | Tara at Noshing With The Nolands | Emily at Domestic Deadline | Linda at A Labour of Life | Gladys at Moms to Grandmas | Habiba at Craftify My Love | Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row | Nancy at Nancy On The Home Front | Heather at The Super Mom Life | Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style | Terri at Our Good Life | Beverly at Eclectic Red Barn | Tammy at My Life Abundant

Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful co-hosts and their blogs.

The giveaway will end midnight on Friday, May 10th, a few days before Mother’s Day. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming their prize. If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner. The giveaway is open to anyone over 18 years of age and able to receive e-gift cards from the U.S.
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