Of course I loved my mom, but it's safe to say every child has a different relationship with a mom versus an aunt. I love when my niece, little L says I'm the best when I bring her chocolate cake (or a rock, she's not particular, haha). Her Aunt Jenn and I can keep her pretty happy. She loves us both, though in a different way than she loves her own mommy - who she loves the most!
Back to the point; my aunt was still young (16 she told me, but that was a lie!!), and didn't have any children of her own. At school, in art class around Mother's Day, my class and I all got to make cards for our moms. I made my mom a very pretty card, but I also had the ingenious idea to make my aunt a card as well. I knew she wasn't a mom herself, but she was a woman in my life who I looked up to and she cared for me, so in a way I felt she may think of herself as a mom at heart. If that was the case, then in my eyes, she deserved a card!
I was so excited about how smart I was to think to make a card for my aunt, that as soon as I got home from school, I ran to her room and proudly presented her with a Mother's Day card. As you can imagine, this caused a slight drama with my real mom who thought I had just given my aunt HER Mother's Day card! But not so, I was one smart cookie, and there had just been a slight misunderstanding, and my mom also got her own beautiful card as well. Crisis averted, hehe.
I know my aunt still has that card I made her to this day. At least, that's what she tells me. :) She was touched that I somehow tapped in to the fact that even though someone doesn't have children, it doesn't mean they don't feel like they're a mom, or that they're a mom at heart.
Thanks for letting me share a little tidbit of life, and for all the "moms at heart" on Mother's Day, enjoy this free printable I had some fun whipping up! Frame it, use it as a bookmark, or fold in half and give as a card to someone you think would be a great mom :)
Happy (early) Mother's Day to my own mom! And to my lovely mom-in-law! And to my Aunt R :)