A few weeks ago, I was sitting in the audience of my daughter’s sixth grade graduation.
I can’t believe that the past 6 years have gone by so fast, and really if I think about it, every day since my daughter was born 12 years ago the years have flown by.
Everyone expected there to be water works on that morning.
I’m the mom who cried the week I had to go back to work after having her, even though my grandparents were taking care of her.
I’m the mom, who cried on her first day of preschool,
And her first day of kindergarten.
It has always been my daughter and I.
She’s as much a security blanket to me, as I am to her.
When I’m with my daughter, no matter how broken I feel, all is right in the world.
As I sat though, I realized it wasn’t just my daughter and I. It was also our family and friends who have been there to love and support us every step of the way.
Her father has never been around, and though at times that has weighed heavy on my heart, I know that my daughter has so much love and support from those that are in her life. She doesn’t need someone that is going to be in and out of her life, like the waves of the ocean.
When I was contacted by the people at Treat.com to try out their website, I was thrilled by the opportunity. I had so many ideas swirling in my mind on who I would want to make a card for. Treat’s specialty is personalized cards and gifts, and I think I could have spent hours looking at all the different cards for all different occasions.
I thought about sending congratulations to three of my friends who have found new jobs.
I thought about sending a thank you card to my boss, who had really stuck by me through this past year at work, which I can only say was brutal.
When I really thought though,
What life event that stuck out the most to me,
Was that I wanted to say thank you to all of those who have supported me and Justine through this journey.
Sitting in the audience on a Thursday morning, were my parents, my grandparents, my sister, my niece and nephew, and my other sister that lives in Hawaii that just happened to be in town for business, and my best friend. As we were sitting there my sister made a comment that Justine probably had the most people there to watch as she graduated the sixth grade, and my sister was right.
It made me realize that we may not have the closeness that some families share, but we do have love and we do have support and that is what matters. I know that Justine felt so special that day, and I was so appreciative of everyone that attended graduation, and the get together we had at the house afterwards.
When I was looking at thank you cards on treat.com there were so many too choose from.
I finally decided on a design that had two pictures, I sucked as a mother that day and only took limited photos. I was too busy watching my little girl, and realizing that she isn’t so little anymore.
The site was super easy. The site will tell you if the picture you chose will work on the card, or if you need to find a card with smaller or bigger pictures.
As I was looking at the cards, they already had a message written on the inside, and at first I thought to myself, well this card will work, but not what it says on the inside, not realizing that you can in fact change the message written on the inside of the card. That was my silliness though.
The rest of the process was super easy, and I love the fact that you can have Treat.com mail your card, or you can have it sent to you and you can mail it. You can also include a gift card. How easy is that?!
I know there are times where I don’t have stamps at the house, because really who actually mails mail anymore? So the fact that I can have it sent directly to the recipient makes the thought of sending birthday cards that much more enjoyable.
I know there are times where I will have “go to the post office,” on my to do list for days, and though I drive by one every day, getting me to stop is sometimes impossible.
They also have the option of setting reminders so that you don’t have an excuse for forgetting birthdays. I am known to call someone a week or so after their birthday, because I forgot on the exact day. I love the fact that I can set a reminder, and I won’t have to send the “I’m sorry I forgot your birthday card.”
The people at Treat.com were super nice, and I will definitely be using their services in the future.
I received the cards for free, for trying out Treat’s website, and sharing my views on their services.