Many people don't understand just how much it means when someone acknowledges how hard you work and does something special to show you that you are important and appreciated. There are always those people who say motherhood is not a "real" job and that motherhood is not as hard as people think and things like that. Those people are not mothers.
Mothers are on call 24/7 365. They do many jobs. They are cooks, and child care workers, teachers, nurses, maids, chauffeurs, counselors, and so much more. No paid vacation, no sick days. Aside from that, many moms also work paying jobs on top of that.
Teleflora knows just how hard mothers work. They are celebrating "One Tough Mother". When they say "One Tough Mother" they mean me. They mean you and your mother and your sister and every mother you have ever known, and every other mother in the world. We are all tough. We are all strong, but we all struggle. We all try to be supermom, but really, there is no such thing. Not really.
There is only YOUR BEST. Whatever you can handle, whatever you can do. Love your kids and do your best and don't worry about anyone who doesn't know how hard you work. Never feel like you are not doing enough when you are doing all you can. Never feel you are not a great mother because you think you can't compete with this person or that person or that TV show or anything. YOU ARE ONE TOUGH MOTHER.
Teleflora believes that every mother deserves to feel appreciate. They deserve something special. Motherhood is not always easy, but it is always worth it. The best gift is the wonderful experiences you get to have. It's the love that you feel that is stronger than you ever knew possible. But being given a gift is always nice.
Teleflora has so many beautiful bouquets. Any of their amazing arrangements would make an amazing gift to all the One Tough Mother's in your life. I had the pleasure of receiving the Luxurious Lavender Bouquet. It is stunning. Lilies are my favorite, but the entire arrangement is breathtaking.
As gorgeous as this bouquet and all of Teleflora's bouquets are, the real beauty will be in the thought behind the gift. Nothing means more than feeling appreciated. As a mother, I realize that now. I wish that I had shown my mother more appreciation when I was younger. I was not disrespectful or ungrateful, I just did not show her how thankful I truly was for everything she did for us.
We did not have much money growing up. In fact we usually didn't have any. As a child it is easy to focus on all the things you don't have compared to what other kids have. When you get older you realize that there was a real chance that you might not even have made it through without a mom who was so self-sacrificing.
She did whatever she had to to make sure we had a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food in our bellies. We may have had to go without a lot, but there were days she would not eat to make sure we had enough. Thinking back to things like that, I realize that a bouquet of flowers (however lovely they may be) is not nearly enough to show my appreciation, but it's a start.
I could not be the mother I am today if she was not the mother that she is. Like I said, there is a chance I would not even be here to write this post had she not been as strong as she is. She is definitely One Tough Mother, and I am very lucky.
So please, send a Teleflora bouquet, bake some cookies, make a scrapbook - do something to show all the One Tough Mothers in your life that you know how tough they are, how hard they work, and how much you appreciate them.
*Although I received this beautiful bouquet at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*