A celebration of motherhood…

By May 13, 2012General



With the arrival of Mother's Day, I have been thinking a lot about how incredibly influential & important the roll of a mom is. 

They help & support their children to achieve their goals and sacrifice so much for their success.

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A mom is always there with unlimited hugs & kisses, perhaps even when we don't deserve them; always when we need them most.

Mothers always take the time to give just the right answers and the perfect advice, leading us to live our best life.

They shape the entire future of our world… the next leaders, the next doctors, the next teachers and even the next generation of mothers.

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Motherhood is a choice made everyday to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own.  To handle the burden of difficulties and hard times so that a child can be as carefree as possible.

I wish every one of you a very happy Mother's Day.  Please know how much I look up to each of you… how much I respect all of you for shaping our future, for making the daily sacrifices we all know so well, for executing one of the most difficult jobs in the world to the very best of your abilities.  You make this world a better place and we are all so lucky to have such strong women at the helm.  Take a bit of time for yourself today and allow yourself to reflect on just how incredibly amazing you are!  



Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Joyce says:

    What a nice post! Happy Mothers Day to you as well!

  • 2
    Noora says:

    Thanks Nichole!!!! sniff sniff …your message touched my heart…

  • 3

    Thank you! I can’t contain the tears. Pride in my children mixed with the humility and gratitude for being allowed to focus on raising my children makes for some potent emotion! I hope you know how amazing all of us out here in Blogland think you are! Happy Mother’s Day, Nichole!

  • 4
    Jeannie L says:

    What a touching post… Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

  • 5
    Kristyn S. says:

    Nichole, that was one of the most beautiful, touching tributes to mom that I have ever seen. Thank you. It really encouraged me to keep doing what I am doing, regardless of how small the act is. We do shape our children, which in turn will shape our world and the future. Thank you.

  • 6
    SueB says:

    What a beautiful post, Nichole. I’m confident your kids are blessed to have you for the Mother.

  • 7
    Janice says:

    Lots of sniffing going on this morning! =) Thank you Nichole and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

  • 8
    Teri says:

    Thank you for the thoughtful post! Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

  • 9
    June K. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Nichole!

  • 10
    Lisa Kind says:

    OK, so the first video had me in tears, then seeing the giraffes made me melt. But when I saw Princess Di, I just lost it! I loved her so much and those two children wrapped around her is the epitome of motherhood! Thanks for making me appreciate my failing mom that much more today!

  • 11
    Stacy says:

    Such a wonderful post! It made my morning. Happy Mothers Day to you!

  • 12
    Laurie says:

    Thank you for the flowers…and the few moments I spent wandering in that beautiful garden. The videos are beautiful. I look forward to mornings for 16 days each month. tHANK YOU,

  • 13
    Papercrazy says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • 14
    Cindy Coutts says:

    Beautiful message Nichole – nothing like crying at 5:50 a.m.! You put into words what so many of us feel but unfortunately it’s so taken advantage of – remember I have 3 teens and a 26-year-old with a DIL.

    Have a beautiful and Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  • 15
    Leigh Penner says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, Nichole!
    All three videos had me in tears! I’m glad I didn’t put my make-up on before checking your blog this morning! LOL!

  • 16
    Laura I says:

    Thank you for this. I respect you, too. Happy Mother’s Day.

  • 17
    Cathy Weber says:

    Made me tear up a bit this morning Nichole…wish my family could put it into words so eloquently. Happy Mother’s Day to you too, I can imagine how difficult it must be to run a successful business and be a great mom at the same time.

  • 18
    Cyndy G says:

    You said it so lovely…Happy Mother’s Day to you Nichole!

  • 19
    Nita k. says:

    What a sweet thing to do. I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day as well. You are very hard working and you get to share your talents with the world. Have a great day!

  • 20
    Deborah H says:

    Thank you for the poignant pictures and thoughts.
    Have a wonderful day.

  • 21

    Bless you Nichole. That was a real blessing to me today. Blessed Mother’s Day to all mothers all over the world. May you receive strength and love to do your important job.

  • 22

    Happy Mother’s Day, Nicole and to all my friends in the US – those videos far bought a tear to my eye – thank you for sharing and have a great day.

  • 23
    Nancy Guse says:

    Nichole, Happy Mother’s Day!!

  • 24
    conil says:

    A very lovely tribute. Happy Mom’s Day.

  • 25
    Karen C. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Nichole! I love the hydrangeas! The color combinations on the cards shown are beautiful – will be using these colors very soon!

  • 26
    Cindy J says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! Love Hydrangeas!

  • 27
    Jill Norwood says:

    Thanks for the beautiful and heartfelt post Nichole! Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the Mom’s in the world! It truly is the BEST job in the world! 🙂

  • 28
    K. Craig says:

    That was really beautiful! I do have to ask, though, what is the photo credit for the first painting?

  • 29
    Karen says:

    Thanks! What a wonderful way to start Mother’s Day. I’ve sent this link to all my friends celebrating today!

  • 30

    This is so lovely! Thank you, Nicole, and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!

  • 31

    How very sweet of you, Nicole. I wish you the happiest of Mother’s Day. And, thank you for making the products that I was able to use to make wonderful Happy Mother’s Day cards to my mother and mother-in-law’s from me, my children and my husband (7 cards in all, and no duplicates).

  • 32
    F Bond says:

    The tears are flowing…Happy Mother’s Day to EVERYONE!

  • 33
    Pendra says:

    What a beautiful post…thank you for putting into such lovely words, feelings I could not express! Happy Mother’s Day to you too and to all the Mother’s out there!
    Crafty Hugs,

  • 34
    Betty Sue says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too! How eloquently you put it!

  • 35
    Bev W. says:

    Happy Mother’s day to you too! What a beautiful post!

  • 36
    Mary says:

    I can’t wait for the 15th! What beautiful colors! Thank you for the wonderful tribute to Mothers.

  • 37
    Cindy O says:

    Thank you Nichole, and Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • 38
    Anne Hartschlag says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you Nicole. My children and granchildren are grown and the third generation is growing too fast. Motherhood is something I just took for granted. This is the first Mothers Day without my Mom she died this past year at the age of 102. This is so touching.

  • 39
    Rita says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 40
    Helen Lebrett says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love from your family!!

    And the new sets today look wonderful: I love hydrangea’s, and these look great! The cards done by you and your designers are so inspirational: always top notch!!

  • 41
    Marilyn Cline says:

    Thank you Nichole for such wonderful vidoes – they really made my Mother’s Day…

  • 42
    Elaine Allen says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too Nichole!

    Elaine Allen

  • 43
    Joy Hadden says:

    Thank you for sharing this! What a beautiful tribute to our moms!

  • 44

    Happy Mothers day.

  • 45
    Linda says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you Nichole!


  • 46
    Trish says:

    Thank you Nicole for this gorgeous Mother’s Day posting. I had to share it with my girls with a heart full of gratitude for their beautiful motherhoods! Happy Day to you…

  • 47
    Renee says:

    What a beautiful tribute to moms everywhere…
    thank you so much.
    So many times our job is thankless…
    we’re expected to do the laundry…
    cook the meals…
    run the taxi service…
    kiss the boo-boos…
    wipe the tears…
    answer 20 questions in 2 minutes…
    have all the answers…
    never have a closed door and few minutes of privacy…
    exist on 5 hours of sleep…
    be a financial whiz that can make money magically appear…
    a hostile environment negotiator…
    and available at any time of any day to do all of these things and more…
    and our only reward is at the end of the day when…if we’re lucky…
    our children wrap their arms around us…
    and whisper “I love you”.
    It’s the greatest job in the world.
    And I hope you too have had a wonderful day…
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 48
    Michele L. says:

    Thanks for such a great tribute! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely post and provide the most beautiful and meaningful pictures

  • 49
    Sue D says:

    Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day. The videos brought a tear to my eye.

  • 50
    Cynthia B. says:

    What a beautiful post! Thanks for these images and videos. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! 🙂

  • 51
    Zehra says:

    This was sweet, thank you, happy mothers day to you too

  • 52

    Ohh! I love hydrangeas!

  • 53
    Angela Fehr says:

    I would love to know the source of the painting at the beginning of this post. Do you know the artist’s name?

  • 54
    Jennifer K says:

    Lovely post. Happy Mother’s Day to you Nichole.

  • 55
    vanessa says:

    Thank you sooo much Nicole for your beautiful post!

  • 56
    Veronica Z says:

    Thank you for the sweet message! Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 57
    Margaret Watson says:

    Happy Mothers Day from downunder. Hydrangeas bring back childhood memories of my mother and her garden.Thanks for that.This month has some great new goodies.

  • 58
    Diana F says:

    Hope all had a Happy Mother’s Day!. Beautiful cards and beautiful ink colors being released. Looking forward to release day.

  • 59
    Kim hodges says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures and videos. My favorite is ad for the Olympics. Happy Mother’s Day to all.

  • 60
    Roxann Schneder says:

    I hope that your Mother’s Day was absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 61
    Kelly F. says:

    I really loved the first picture of the mother and child, but you didn’t include a tag with it. Can you tell us who the artist is? I posted it to my pinterest, and a few people are asking me…don’t know what to tell them… Thank you. and thanks for thinking of doing the tribute; clearly touched many hearts in need of the encouragement.

  • 62
    missy k says:

    Lovely cards.

  • 63
    Leah says:

    Lovely Post. Where did you find the very first painting…I love it so much, and I dont know who did it or what it is called. Any info??? Thank you!

  • 64
    Michelle Kingston says:

    Hello, I ws just wondering if you knew who painted the painting at the top of this beautiful tribute?

  • 65
    Aubri says:

    Mother and child by xi pan

  • 66
    Brandy says:

    Where is that painting from? It looks like Klimt, but a bit newer.

  • 67

    Nice photos Nichole. I especially love the photo of a black mom carrying her child on her back. It shows how much we should appreciate our moms. 🙂

  • 68
    Yelena says:

    Beautiful post. Can you tell me who the artist is that painted the picture at the top??? I love it!

  • 69
    Pascale says:

    Hi and happy mother’s day a year later! Could you tell me who made the painting at the top of your post?

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