A Happy Woman {Giveaway}


The other day, I was looking for a certain picture on the CD of our family photo shoot from last summer. I stopped at this one, an impromptu kiss captured, a photo I passed over for it's imperfection (my oldest stepped out of the shot), a picture that gripped my heart and made me stop:

Picnik collage
May she who gave you birth be happy. ~ Proverbs 23:25

I have 10,000 reasons to be happy, but today, I'm thinking of the three little ones who call me Momma, Mom, Mommy or sometimes MMMOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

Motherhood isn't about the perfect, crisp moments. It's about the impromptu kisses and hugs. Those are the ones that make me smile in the dark of the night and fill my heart.

Link up a photo post in all it's imperfections (you link it just like always, just make sure there's a picture in the post) that defines motherhood to you (of you with your kids, your kids by themselves, your mother, etc)...THREE photos will be chosen to receive a $50 gift certificate to the one and only The Vintage Pearl.

Erin, mom of four and creator of The Vintage Pearl has a gorgeous new exclusive design that would make a beautiful gift for Mom (yours or yourself!)

One of my all time favorite necklaces is from The Vintage Pearl and I wear it all the time. I always get asked about it!

Erin's work is known worldwide and I'm honored that she's been a long time sponsor of We are THAT family and become a friend!

This photo show-off giveaway will last thru the week! Winners will be announced on Mother's Day weekend. You can link up an old post or a new, but please make sure it has a picture that describes motherhood to you.


panykattack said...

Here's my submission. Being a mommy is the bestest ever.


Adventures In Babywearing said...

I submitted one that sums up my full heart as a Mother, my happy. :) With a dash of babywearing.

I love Vintage Pearl! I wear my kids' initials necklace all the time.


Cathy LeBlanc said...

ok....I put the wrong link on my photo...I put the link to the home page on my blog, not the blog post for this contest...it should be this: http://catholicmominthecountry.blogspot.com/2010/05/motherhood.html

my photo title is Cathy & Rachel..sorry about the mess up!

Ashley said...

I love the pictures that capture life as it happens... so much more meaningful than a staged photo! :)

Skubaliscious said...

There are several pics in this post - but most are of my girls' at play - I love it when they play together for hours at some strange game that I could never totally understand :)


The Household 6 Diva said...

What a wonderful idea for a Linky!! I'm loving all these beautiful photos... there is so much love on your blog today! :)

Thank you for hosting this!

Lynda Hart said...

My son is a soldier in the Army. A true hero. But mostly because we would never allow people to tell him that he couldn't do something. You see, he is autistic. He is my son, but he is also my hero. We all treasure him and pray for him daily, especially his little sister who thinks he that there could be no better brother in the whole wide world!

Rachel said...

Wow, amazing that you posted this, I never get a chance to follow blogs any more but I just posted a blog about my kids and special moments coming from the mundane ones. What you wrote: Motherhood isn't about the perfect, crisp moments. It's about the impromptu kisses and hugs. Those are the ones that make me smile in the dark of the night and fill my heart. So true, so so true!!

Anonymous said...

Whoops - I messed up, too. I put the link to the wrong post. Darnit. Is there a way to delete the link and submit a different one? My apologies....

Missy said...

What a great post, I love seeing everyone's beautiful photos. Here's my entry:
Thanks for thinking of this!! Such fun!

Composing Hallelujahs said...

:( i keep trying to link up and when i get to the thumbnail part, it makes me start over. it's a cycle of insanity! :) so here's my link :)


Jaimie said...

I was just wondering who won this; I've been checking back all week! :)