Saturday, May 05, 2012

What to Tell? Guest Post and Hallmark Blooming Expressions Vase Giveaway

Guest post by Lenore of Crazed Mind

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? I know I am ... not! No, not yet ... but I am working on getting there. You see, I need to know just how to tell my mom how much I really do appreciate her. Hallmark has a new commercial ... Tell Me. It makes me wonder just how to do that. (Watch the commercial below!)

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Let me paint you a rosy, pretty picture of my childhood with Mom baking cookies and patting my head. Or let me tell the truth: Mom was a busy working woman raising five kids who were loud, crazy and out of control 90% of the time! Mom taught me the home truths of life ... Work hard so you can pay the bills so your kids never worry about the lights being turned off.  Love someone even when you have seen their ugly side as it will be the one who is snoring beside you in the middle of the night. Hug your babies tight because there is a day when they will wiggle away to play with their friends instead.  And use sun block ... you will wrinkle ... you will age ... you will not like it but you can accept it when the grandbabies run to you screaming ... "NONNIE!"

My mom taught me that as children, we are protected, and as adults, we protect. My mom was tough. She fought for us as much as we fought with each other. My mom most often fell asleep in front of the TV right after serving us dinner because her days started at 5 a.m. And my mom did without meals, new shoes and at times even transportation so that we could have what we needed. I want to tell her...

Thanks for bringing me into this world.

I appreciate all you have done to raise me into a strong woman.

You're beautiful because of the lines in your face.

I love you! I respect you! I want to be just like you!

And this year, I am just trying to figure out how to get it all written on one little scrap of paper that will unfold out of a red rose.

We have a Hallmark Blooming Expressions Vase to share with you, too. With this vase, you will be able to tell your mom or special person just what you want them to know. Now all you have to do is figure out just what you want to tell them! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents and ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 10, 2012.

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  1. Thanks so for joining in. I am honored to be allowed to share with your readers.

  2. I would love to hear: Thanks mom for being there when no one else was.


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