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Make it a #BestMomsDayEver with American Greetings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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By now everyone knows that my mom is very ill and today I want to dedicate this post to her with a big thank you to American Greetings. As most of you know I grew up originally in the Caribbean. I was born on the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and had a very lovely childhood. My mom was a stay at home mom and I remember coming home from school to a nice home cooked meal ready and waiting. I only wish I could be half the woman my mom is, notice I didn't say was because I'm hoping that I get her a little longer.

While I loved my dad, my mom was the one who was always there for me. The one who helped me with my homework, the one who took me on vacations every summer, the one who dried my tears and told me that everything would be ok. She was the one who supported me when I was down but not out and has always been my inspiration.

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer I felt like my world was falling apart. I had just lost my dad 2 years before and now I was being told that I was about to lose the only other person who meant the world to me (besides my kids). My marriage was falling apart and I immediately went into a state of depression. Know what my mother told me? She said "don't worry about me, you have your whole life ahead of you. I lived a full life and I got to see you grow up, get married and see my grandkids. You'll be ok". It takes a woman of strength to see light at the end of the tunnel.

This may very well be the very last Mothers Day that I get to spend with my mother so I wanted to make it extra special. Since my mother lives in the Caribbean I'll be sending her a bouquet of flowers but I also wanted her to have a very special card. I just happened to be in Walmart when I saw the American Greetings Best Moms Day Ever display.

I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I needed to get her a card and that I needed to send it as soon as possible. While I talk to my mother on a daily basis, I wanted her to have something that she could hold in her hand and read the words that I long to tell her every day. I knew that American Greetings would have that card and they didn't disappoint me. The card above says it all. I'm really glad that she is my mom.

For all the times that you've been there for me. For everything that you've done for me. For the heartbreak that I went through and you sat there and listened to me without saying "I told you so", for EVERYTHING that I can't think of because my heart breaks knowing that I won't have you forever, I want to say "I'm so glad you're my mom" and I want to make this the Best Moms Day Ever. I'll always love you!

This is the last picture I got of my mom before we left her at the beginning of 2015 and while I know it may be my last of us together, the values she taught me will live on with me and my kids forever.

This Mothers Day Make it the Best Moms Day Ever with American Greetings. Be sure to check out the one stop shop at your local Walmart where you can find the perfect card and gifts for your own mom. American Greetings also wants to offer this fabulous giveaway where you can win $4,000 in gift cards. Just enter below!

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So tell me? How will you make it the best day ever this year for your own mom? 
Annmarie John
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  1. This post is so sweet. It takes a woman made of pure strength and love to say what your mother did. She sounds like a wonderful and kind person.

  2. Your mom is beautiful and she has so much strength. I know you have her strength, too, and you will get through this rough time and be stronger on the other side. I will pray for you, your mom, and your family. #client

  3. Your mom sounds like an incredible woman, and you know what they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

  4. I'm, so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom was my hero, but she passed away from cancer several years back. I still remember everything she taught me.

  5. Beautiful photo of your family. We try to make it a special day for everyone.

  6. Your mother seems like a wonderful person. It's so important to show them you care in any way possible.

  7. Your mom sounds like such a beautifully strong woman! I love how American Greetings helps you tell mom how important she is.

  8. I am taking mom for a weekend get away. It going to be just the two of us.

  9. What a great tribute for Mothers Day. Love the generation picture on the blog as well.

  10. Beautiful post. Your family is lovely. Prayers to all of you.

  11. I live in the Caribbean and I know what you mean about the home cooked meal. I'm sorry to hear she's ill.. the best you can do is cherish every moment while you can

  12. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love Mother's Day more than just about any other holiday. It makes me miss my grandmother, though...I used to buy her a card every year, and after she passed we found a box containing every single one of them. Makes me so glad I thought of her because it obviously meant a lot to her.

  14. Lovely post. Definitely have to make sure our mothers and grandmothers know how much they are appreciated! Sorry to hear about your mother.

  15. These cards are great! I will have to go check them out.

  16. To be honest, I hadn't even thought about Mother's Day yet. I won't see her on Monther's Day so I'm not sure what I'm gong to do this year.

  17. Awwwww love it great, isn't it? I love to give and receive cards and must check these out.

  18. I am so excited for Mother's Day this year. I have big things planned for my mom, card included!

  19. What a sweet photo of all 3 generations! American Greetings has a nice selection of Mother's Day cards .

  20. Mother's Day is coming up soon. It looks like American Greetings has some great cards available.


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