To put it simply, I had a jacked up childhood. I’m okay with it. My twenties were a mess but I say it built character. It’s like riding the school bus, that also builds character. Mother’s Day never really hit hard for me until I was a mom myself. The actual physical act of being a mother alone is an Olympic sized achievement, I mean have you witnessed a pregnancy / childbirth? But, beyond the labor is the love, the unconditional love which can only be grown from family.
I’ll be the first to tell you, perfectly complimenting my jacked up childhood is a jacked up family, but who’s family is perfect right? Let’s just say I could’ve written Modern Family fifteen years ago. There’s been ups and downs and all out black out periods, but looking back I think things turned out just the way they were supposed to. The end result?
One biological mother, a sister-mother and a surrogate mother who have all played a huge role in the mother I have become. I don’t tell them hardly enough that I appreciate them, so I was asked by LovePop to tell the world about my “other mothers” I figured it would be a good opportunity to start.
My Real Mom
First, I have to tell you about my real mom because biology tells us that with out her I wouldn’t be her. She had me under less than perfect circumstances but she chose me. And for this I am grateful. She’s the reason I am here and that my son is here, so I will be forever grateful to her for making the right choice, even though it was at times very difficult.
My sister is ten years my senior. I always thought she was the coolest thing ever. When I was 12 I went to live with her. She was a mom, a sister and a best friend. And in many ways she still is. I know it wasn’t easy being 22 raising a 12 year old. I am thankful she was there for me.
My Surrogate Mother
My surrogate mother has been in my life for over 5 years. We suffered a terrible loss together and through this loss, we found a bond no one can breach. She’s been my confidant and friend. I couldn’t imagine a holiday spent without her. She is my true other mother.
So What’s LovePop?
Glad you asked. LovePop is a greeting card company who makes pop-out decorative cards. Pretty cool right? I thought so! They have a unique way of getting the point across without using those run-of-the-mill, hum drum drugstore sayings (that we’ve all fingered through a million times). Boring.
No matter who you have to thank, every special mom-like person in your life would love a LovePop card.
• Each piece of paper art is hand-assembled for impeccable finish craftsmanship
• Add a personalized, hand written message
• Add custom inserts into your cards to create that bit of creative flair needed to fit the moment
• Create an entirely custom card to suit any occasion
• Order online with international shipping!
You Can Send a LovePop to Your Other Mother
How nice would that be? I am super excited to send these out to my sister, surrogate mother and my real mom (cause she would be so mad at me if I didn’t include her). LOL. But really, it’s easy to order online and it’s the sweetest gesture. Flowers die, but these cards are perfect for forever! You should totally send one to YOUR other mother!
You Can Nominate Your Other Mother Right Now for a Free Card
Each Other Mother submission will receive a special Love Pop card sent to their Other Mother. Plus to show thanks to every mother this year, 3 submissions will be chosen to have a Love Pop gift basket sent to them! This opportunity runs through May 5th!
We all have important people in our lives, whether it’s an other mother or a special teacher, coach, mentor or friend. People deserve to know they are appreciated. LovePop gives the perfect way of doing that and it couldn’t be any easier.
Tell me, who will you send your LovePop to?