This post has been sponsored by Pampers and Walmart through Acorn. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone. #MothersPromise #AcornInfluence
Being a mom was a dream for so long. Starting when I was a little girl playing with my dolls. The dream never changed and the desire to have a child of my own grew with time.
I dreamed about what a house filled with baby laughs would sound like.
I dreamed of the all of the firsts I would be able to experience.
I dreamed of the snuggles, the adorable outfits and the bedtime stories.
I dreamed of the family vacations to Disney, trips to the beach and being a soccer mom.
Over the past three years, so many of those dreams have come true. That is what motherhood is to me, a dream come true. No matter the day, no matter how many tears were shed, toys were thrown or battles I just let go, there is nothing that can compare to the feeling that a child brings into your life. No love that can compare to the love you have for your child and how your heart swells when you hear those words “I love you mama.”
Along with those dreams came the thoughts about the kind of mom I had hoped to be. The one who was involved in all things. The one who made the cute crafts for holidays, had little helpers baking beside her in the kitchen and planting flowers in the garden. The kind of mom who wanted to make the ordinary days special.
Now that I’m a mom, all of those things are still true. I still strive to be the mom who makes ordinary days special. But that is not my goal as a mom. There is just one goal I have each and everyday as a mom. One that I will never stop focusing on.
More than anything else, my goal is for my two littles to feel loved each and everyday.
Through hugs, kisses or words. Through an extra book at bedtime, longer snuggles on the couch or a skipped nap to play outside. A spontaneous date to get ice cream, painting nails while little brother naps or a morning date with daddy for breakfast. Through home cooked meals, using the best diapers or watching Frozen for the millionth time. The little moments, gestures and words are what make the biggest difference.
As parents, we can’t protect our children from everything. There will be falls, scrapes and bruises. There will be tears, broken hearts, bad decisions and broken rules. But the one thing we can do as parents is love hard and make sure our children know how loved they are, even through those tough moments.
Being a mom is something I will never take for granted. And as long as I live, I will make sure my kids know how loved they are. That is my #MothersPromise
Before AG goes to bed each night, I tell her “I love you forever.” I’ve said it everyday since she was born. It’s something she now tells me back. When I decorated her big girl room, I knew it was something I wanted to have in her room. I printed the saying on vinyl and put it on a canvas I had already purchased. It’s one of my favorite pieces in her room. A piece that reminds me everyday what my promise is to my kids.
Thank you Pampers & Walmart for sponsoring this post. We’ve been a Pampers house since Luke was born. Since he has sensitive skin, Pampers Premium Care have been the best for him. They’re 5 Star skin care- hypoallergenic, wetness indicator, unique absorb away liner, breathable inside & out, with extra absorb channels. You can find them at Walmart and Walmart.com.
What is your mother’s promise?