Putting My Heart to Paper for My Mom #PutYourHeartToPaper by Nicole Etolen | Apr 27, 2015 | Lifestyle, Mother's Day | 15 comments Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email 15 Comments Erin Branscom on April 28, 2015 at 10:36 am What a great list! I agree with all of them. I think the hardest one as a Mom for me is letting my kids make mistakes. Especially if they might be painful mistakes. 🙁 But it’s so important to remember we’re raising adults not kids! 🙂 I want my kids to be amazing and caring adults someday. Reply Colette - JamericanSpice on April 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm I hope your mom get to read this post. I too would thank my mother for number one. She definitely was young when she had me and could have chosen a different path, especially how she grew up in the islands. But she loved me. Thanks for sharing your list. Reply Nancy on April 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm I’m home visiting my Mother and will be hiding a few little Mother’s Day presents for her when I’m on my way back flying across the country. I love my Momma and can’t wait to hear her reaction on the phone when she finds a few goodies for herself 🙂 I would’ve extended my vacation to visit, but real life calls, sometimes! Can’t have it all I spose. Reply Amanda on April 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm Your mom sounds like a pretty awesome lady. Anyone who can step back enough to let her child be an individual while providing guidance and support is pretty darn outstanding. Happy Mother’s Day to you both! Reply Michelle de Guzman on April 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm I am so touched byt the things you said about your mom. What a great idea to put your heart on paper. I have been wondering what I should do for my mom and mother in law and I think that this will be the perfect gift for them both. Reply Adrienne on April 28, 2015 at 7:08 pm What a great list and a great way to show gratitude to your mom. My mom did all of these things on the list as well. No matter how much I would not want to believe it, my mom was and still is always right. lol I know she’ll give me some great advice and tips when I eventually have children of my own. Reply Crystal Green on April 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm It sounds like you had a really remarkable mom. I love that she let you fail and learn from your own mistakes. That’s a talent that I’m struggling with doing with my own kids!! Reply Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim on April 29, 2015 at 8:39 am I love how you honored your mom in this post. That picture is so precious too. I’m glad that Hallmark issued this challenge. You answered it very well. I need to do this for my own mom now. Reply Sara-Jayne on April 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm Moms really are amazing. I have to agree that the “coming to get me” one applies so much to me. I knew that whatever trouble I had gotten into, my mom would come and get me. She’s just amazing. Reply Joanne T Ferguson on April 30, 2015 at 5:37 am What a heart felt post today! What a great idea and need to appreciate people while they are still alive! Reply Zulema on April 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm My mother was only 15 when she got pregnant with me, unfortunately we went our separate ways for a few years. I was also the punk rock goth girl. But I did not have the freedom you had. I hid a lot of my outfits and music in fear it would be burned. This is a lovely post. It is nice that you had your mother. I wished I had mine with me during those critical teenage years. Reply Nicole Etolen on May 1, 2015 at 9:00 am I am so sorry that you didn’t have a close relationship (or any relationship) with your mom. 🙁 That had to be really hard. Reply Tiffanie Hope on May 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm My mom is special because of her selflessness. She is loving and caring more than anyone that I know. I like to write, and would love to write something for her, but for everything she’s done me and my sister, I really just try to show her my love through my actions. Reply Melissa Vera on May 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm This year Mother’s day will hold a different meaning for my mom as this will be the first year that my dad won’t be here to help us celebrate. Losing her life mate of 55 years with dignity and grace is amazing. Reply Winter White on May 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm I really loved reading this. I think we can get so caught up in the basic thank you and not really reflect on all the ways our mothers are there for us so this really reminded me to think about those things. I too was raised by a single mother so I’ve seen the struggle first hand but when I look back I realize that she made it look SO easy. Moms are special in that way. They are the true super hero’s. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.