My Mother has always played a huge roll in my life. Whether it was kissing a boo boo when I was little, supporting me through a devastating break up as teenager or giving me parenting advice as Mom, she has always been by my side to lend her love, support and understanding. It wasn’t until the birth of my first son that I realized how much I needed her.
Only after 48 hours of labour, 3 and half hours of pushing and the threat of the vacuum, did my first son (and my Mom’s first grandchild!) finally make his entrance into the world. He was beautiful and healthy, what more could a mother ask for? As one midwife whisked him a way to do his newborn assessment, everyone in my birthing room when with him, except for my mother. She whispered congratulations in my ear and told me how proud she was of me. After delivering the placenta, the midwifes became worried. I was hemorrhaging and they were having trouble stopping the bleeding. I know my mom was dying to see and hold her grandson, but instead she stood by me, repeating words of encouragement in my ear. Seeing the worried looks on the midwives faces, I was sure I was going to die. My Mom remained strong and positive and kept me calm in the emergency situation. After several tense minutes, the bleeding was controlled and my mother was sure I was safe did she finally leave my side to hold her grandson for the first time.
When Mother’s day rolls around, I think of how much my mom supported me through that terrifying moment and realize the how deep a love mother’s love is. No matter if you are a newborn, 18 years or 34 years old, a Mother’s job is never done. They think about you, worry about you and try to protect you day in and day out. From the moment your child is conceived, motherhood is a 24/7 job for the rest of your life! This year instead of they typical cards and flowers for mother’s day, I’m going to give my Mom a CAA Membership card. When you think of CAA, you normally think of roadside assistance, but what many people don’t know is it is so much more! Not only will the CAA Membership card takes care of your Mom in her time of need, but it will spoil her with exclusive savings to some of her favorite retailers, restaurants and attractions. What Mom wouldn’t want to save 15% off of new pair of summer sandals from Payless Shoes or 40% off of new sunglasses at LensCrafters? In the spirit of Mother’s Day, many CAA rewards shops have added additional savings to celebrate all things MOM. How does 25% off at Roots or 20% off Naturalizer Handbags? This Mother’s Day, when you purchase your Mom a CAA Membership card, both you AND your Mom receive a gift with purchase! A gift, safety protection for your Mom and great savings, what more could you ask for in a gift to show your Mom how much you appreciate her!
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Join 1Heart1Family and the rest of the CAA gang at an exciting Twitter party on May 6th at noon! Follow the hashtag #CAAchat to Win some amazing prizes!!
1Heart1Family and CAA are excited to offer a special Mother’s day giveaway! One lucky reader will a $500 Visa Gift Card!
Open to Canada only
Ends May 8, 2014