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If you had asked me 5 years ago “what is a mom”? I probably would have given you some generic answer about “she is the person who gave birth to me and who loves me unconditionally”. Until I became a mom, I never truly understood just what a mom is. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Kay Jewelers is answering the question “what is a mom”? With gifts for each and every mom, you can’t go wrong shopping at Kay Jewelers! Below, I will be sharing some of my favorite picks this year for mom. First-I want to answer “what is a mom?”, more specifically-what my mom is to me.
My mom embodies unconditional love. Oh, those teenage years. When I think of unconditional love, I think of how my mom loved me through those difficult teenage years. I was hateful, rude and impatient at times (still am!). She loved me through it all. Bad days, good days, tragedy, milestones. She’s loved me through every minute of it all.
My mom is faithful. When you think of faithfulness, most of us think of being faithful to a spouse. Often we forget about being faithful to a family. To our kids. To those who count on us. My mom is faithful. Growing up, I can’t remember a time where I didn’t have lunch for school, didn’t have clean clothes or dinner to eat. My mom was faithful in not only working hard each day, but also making sure that her family was taken care of. While often times we don’t appreciate those basic needs being met growing up, when we do grow up-we realize just how much work it takes to meet those needs! In addition to meeting her family’s needs faithfully, my mom is faithful in attending church and making sure that we understand the importance of a relationship with the Lord.
My mom is hard working. This goes back to being faithful. When we were younger, my mom stayed at home with my brother and I. As a work at home mom, I understand now just how hard she worked during those years! After we started school, she began working outside of the home as well and continues to work hard each day.
My mom is strong. Several years ago, I received the phone call no one wants to receive: my mom was diagnosed with cancer. After a major surgery and recovery, we are blessed to say that she is cancer free! During the cancer diagnosis and treatment period, she never said “I can’t do this” or “I’m not strong enough”. That is truly how she lives her life. Me? I wait until he’s home and ask my husband to carry the groceries up from the car. My mom? She carries it all herself if my dad isn’t home. The past 5 years have been rough on my mom between her cancer diagnosis and losing both of her parents. She has remained strong through it all. I hope one day I am as strong as she is!
My mom is selfless. In addition to working hard and being faithful to her family, my mom is selfless. I know there were many times growing up that she made sure our needs were met instead of her own. Instead of going to bed, she would sit up and wait on us to get home. She selflessly took care of both of her parents faithfully while they were sick and ensured their wishes were met even after they passed away. My mom selflessly serves our family and those around her, making sure that we are all happy, healthy and safe before considering her own needs or wishes.
I am so blessed with an amazing mom. Something that not everyone can say, and I know that now more as an adult than I did when I was younger. I cherish our time together and love that I get to watch her be a “Grammy” to my little boy. I hope that I am half of the mom to him that she is to me!
To honor those special moms in our lives, Kay Jewelers has many great options for Mother’s Day gifts this year! Below are a few of my favorites (click on photos for more information):
Heartbeat Bolo Bracelet Diamond Accents Sterling Silver
How gorgeous is this bracelet? I love the unique Heartbeat design at Kay Jewelers!
Colors in Rhythm Necklace Lab-Created Sapphire Sterling Silver
If you haven’t seen the Colors in Rythym collection in person, head over to your local Kay Jewelers for a great surprise! The white sapphire in the center of this necklace moves slightly, making it sparkle and shine even more. I love the rose gold accent of this necklace, a timeless classic for sure.
Hoop Earrings Lab-Created Sapphire Sterling Silver
Personally, I am partial to sapphires. They are my birthstone and I love the rich blue color. These earrings are perfect to commemorate your mom’s birth month or maybe one of her children or grandchildren’s birth months with a stylish accessory!
Open Heart Mom Necklace 1/10 Carat tw Sterling Silver/10K Gold
Personally, I have several pieces from the Open Heart collection and I love them. My parents and husband have given me a few pieces for various occasions and they are some of my favorite pieces of jewelry to date. I would love to add this necklace to my collection!