My blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay.
Is there someone that has made a great impact on your life? Someone that has taught you, advised you and inspired you? There is for me – my Mom. My Mom is one of the two sole constants in my life (the other being my Dad). She is her own unique person and I admire her greatly for that.
My Mom has always been there for me, for the good and the bad, the ups and the downs. My first journey to Washington, DC to lobby for the Down syndrome community? She was there with me, walking all over the nations capitol with her bad knees and all. That’s her on the far right, in the picture below with Congressman Jon Runyan.
That’s how she is. She does all that she can to support her family. No matter if she agrees with what we’re doing, she does her best to support us emotionally anyway – ready to cheer for us if we succeed and to help pick us up and get back on our feet if we fall. That why we kids made sure that we got a big family picture. Family is of highest importance on my Mom’s list, and we all knew the photo would mean a lot. It was great to have everyone that loves her all together to make it happen. That’s her in the middle in the red sweater by the way.
Mom’s all heart.
I can’t imagine anyone else I’d rather call Mom. My Dad and my brothers sometimes call me “little Pat.”. I can’t imagine anyone else I’d rather be like if I had to be like anyone. She sticks to her guns when she’s right and stands up for what she believes in. She’s taught me a lot and I’m still learning from her even today, after more than 47 years.
I created some eBay collections inspired by my Mom.
One of the things my Mom loves more then anything is to travel.
I created the Loves to Travel collection with Mom in mind. It contains all sorts of travel necessities. Sunglasses? Check. New totebag to put them in? Most certainly! Watch so she doesn’t miss her flight? Yep. Luggage and new luggage tags? You betcha! Travel alarm clock? Check. iPad and case for reading and taking notes? Absolutely!
Like me, my Mom also loves cats, which is why I created the Loves Cats collection.
Mom really enjoys tea, possibly almost as much as she enjoys cuddling with a cat or photographing one. So, I found a bunch of lovely teapots that all featured cats. Each one was a little different then the rest, just like my Mom is like noone else. But as different as they all are from each other, they’re all beautiful, like my Mom.
Curate for Mom and Win $500 Weekly
You can create your own #eBayMom collection and enter for a chance to win $500 to shop on eBay! eBay will be choosing weekly winners to receive a $500 shopping spree just for creating inspiring eBay collections. This fun sweepstakes started yesterday 04/14/14 and ends on 05/11/14. To enter visit the eBay Curate for Mom page and create a collection inspired by your Mom or other important woman in your life. Make sure to tag your collection with #eBayMom. You can create more then one collection to increase your chances to win. By the way. For each collection you create and share, eBay will donate $1 up to $25,000 to Bright Pink!
And if you need a little help deciding what to get the Mom in your life, be sure to check out the eBay Mother’s Day Gift Guide!