Kids, Life

This Mother’s Day there’s #SoMuchMore

May 8, 2015

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For Mother’s Day, I’m celebrating my boys. I know I’m supposed to let them and Hubby send me off to the spa and allow myself to be pampered and fed chocolate treats and drink mimosas…I mean, who doesn’t want that? Lately, I realized with higher intensity that the purpose of my life is to provide, love, support, listen, hug, kiss, and be there for my sons. I was born to be a mother. I have always known that, but as my boys get older my feelings are stronger.  We now have an incredible bond that the years have only strengthened. I want to be with them all day.

This year, on Mother’s Day, my baby turns 3! It’s official. I only have little boys in my house. And my oldest, will be playing the organ for a Mother’s Day service at church. Later in the evening, the five of us will be off to Red Bull arena to watch a little footie. It is a perfect plan.

As I look back at the many ways I have celebrated this special weekend with my boys, I see how much they have spoiled me. The best gifts have been little things like the look on their faces when they give me a handmade craft, or their baby scent that lingers after they have slept in my arms. I’ll never forget the hospital stay exactly three years ago when all I did was hold my youngest baby to my chest for ultimate skin-to-skin contact. The power of touch has always worked with my babies and as they grow into young men, it will continue to do so.

So there might not be a Mother’s Day brunch for me, but there will be cake and hugs for Jordi! There might not be flowers for me, but there will be tears in my eyes after watching Diego play and lots of hugs and squeezes when he is done. There might not be any shiny jewelry in a pretty box, but I’ll have Santi holding my hand all Sunday long. I have three incredible gems and that is so much more I could ever ask for on this May 10th. We are all creating these lasting memories that we’ll have for a lifetime. Love. It’s okay if I’m sharing the spotlight. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Happy Mother’s day to all my mami and mommy friends!!! I leave you with this sweet gift! Please share with another mom in you life!

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Images: mikifoto by mallika malhotra

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Maritza De Leon May 8, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Love this!!! Very well said !!! Enjoy your family…many xox
    Happy mama’s day to you each and every single day!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty May 13, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thank you, Maritza! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day as well! xoxo

  • Reply Caro May 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    These are my favorite pictures of you and the boys thus far. The Johnson & Johnson video made me tear just thinking that in a couple years Sofie will be going to preschool and my heart will ache.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty May 13, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thank you, Caro. I love all of their videos (especially during Mother’s Day). I love working with J&J because they TRULY get it, don’t they? Sofie will pull your heart strings when she’s off for sure! Just hold her tight and squeeze those adorable cheeks as much as you can! xoxo

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