“A man is a great thing upon the earth, and through eternity—but every jot of the greatness of man is unfolded out of woman,
First the man is shaped in the woman, he can then be shaped in himself.” – Unfolded Out of The Folds by Walt Whitman
To my Mother, a real hero –
At this point in my life, I never thought I would have needed you now more than ever. Aren’t I supposed to know everything, being in my mid-20s and a college graduate? The stresses and anxieties of the “adult world” would have eaten me alive if you weren’t by my side. The workforce, relationships, how to properly use the bake and broil functions on the oven – you always lend an ear and never fail to give advice. Growing up, you single-handedly provided for our family, showing us what the mark of true strength and resilience in womanhood meant. You taught us to be proud of who we are and what we believe in, and to never give up. For such a bold and strong presence, you accomplish everything (and I mean everything) with beauty and grace. You have always been proud ‘for’ me, reminding me what I am capable of, and that I am the champion of all my successes. By always being proud for me, you show your endless, empowering support. You never fail to remind me how bright I shine, so this time it’s my turn to remind YOU, Mom.
Some say, with a slight jab, that we all eventually turn into our mothers. I say I could do a lot worse. I love you, Momma. Thank you.
To Mother’s everywhere, we here at Earthsake salute you! So celebrate the heroes in your life this Mother’s Day, whether it’s your mom, grandmother, the mother to your beautiful children, or your child who has now passed on the gift of life. We carry comfy pajamas, jewelry, natural lotions, cozy body wraps and delicious candles; all great ways to say Happy Mother’s Day!
Above: Our newest collection of Kobo candles is a great gift for the candle-loving moms in your life! Kobo candles are pure soy candles, and made of domestically grown sustainable soy beans. The fragrances are fresh and vibrant, including summery scents of fresh grass and hyacinth. Added bonus: these candles include a code that allows you to donate 50% of the proceeds to a charity of your choice!