Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Mother's Love

This Mother's Day, I'm working with Clever Girls in support of Macy's Heart of Haiti to shine a light on the "trade, not aid" program, which provides sustainable income to Haitian artisans struggling to rebuild their lives and support their families after the 2010 earthquake. 

This morning I heard the wonderful news that a friend of mine gave birth to a baby girl. My heart is overflowing with happiness for her. Welcome to the dark side. She is about to embark on a journey that will be unforgettable, to say the least. I remember, almost nine months ago, holding Little m for the first time and at that moment, everything was right in the world.

A mother's love is an amazing, beautiful thing. It's rather impossible to describe. No matter how frustrated that baby girl makes me, one second later I'm swooning over her sweetness. I truly cannot get enough of her. I never knew I could love someone so much. Of course I love my husband, family members, and friends but the love I have for this child is so different. All encompassing. Unconditional. To the moon and back. Twice.

Is this really how our mothers love each of us? I have so much more respect for my mom after becoming a mother myself and my goodness, to think that there's someone out in the world who loves me this much is a pretty great feeling!

This will be my first mother's day and my biggest wish is to spend the day together as a family. Because really, what more do I need other than to be surrounded by the ones I love? And maybe breakfast in bread :)

How will you be celebrating this special day?

What is Macy’s Heart of Haiti? Heart of Haiti is a “Trade, Not Aid” initiative launched by artist and social entrepreneur, Willa Shalit, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Macy’s. Already, Heart of Haiti has led to employment of 750 artists in Haiti, providing financial benefits for an estimated 8,500 people in the country. Each item is a one-of-a-kind design and handmade by a Haitian master artisan from raw materials such as recycled oil drums, wrought iron, papier-mâché and stone. The collection features more than 40 home decor items including quilts, metalwork, ceramics, jewelry and paintings and is made almost entirely from recycled and sustainable items such as old cement bags, cardboard, oil drums and local gommier wood. Heart of Haiti products are available online at Macy’ 

Thank you to Macy's Heart of Haiti for sponsoring my participation in this “Share Your Heart" promotion. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.