Mother's Day is this Sunday, and The Present Perfect would like wish all the mamas out there a very happy one! This year, we helped a few clients nail down some really great gifts for their moms and grandmas, and the creative process behind the gifts led to some reflection on motherhood.
As any mom will tell you, motherhood is hard. It's this wild and crazy ride that comes with the highest highs and the lowest lows. I became a mom three years ago, and the experience has taught me so much more about myself--and what I am capable of--than anything else I've ever done. There's nothing quite like having small, demanding humans depending on you to make you get your shit together and carry on, even on your worst day.
To all the moms out there, and especially my own: thank you for your endless sacrifices, for making us eat our vegetables, and for being a source of support. Thank you for the hours you spent rocking us as babies, and for the tough love when it was needed. Words cannot begin to describe the level of gratitude we have for you.