Moms sacrifice a lot for their kids and families. Sometimes, they don't realize how needed and special they are.
This touching ad shows one such mother and what her family does to show appreciation for her, reminding her that she matters.
"Once upon a time, a busy mom forgot how important she was. So, we decided to remind her," the video begins. Observing Deborah, mom to 6-year-old Sadie and 4-year-old Molly, we see she is not only a busy mom, but she also runs her own business as an event planner.
Deborah thinks she is helping film a documentary when she details how being a self-employed, full-time mom is overwhelmingly busy; however, this ruse is really a plan to show Deborah just how much her family appreciates her.
With the help of children's author, Paulette Bourgeois, the family creates a book that includes drawings by Deborah's girls. Deborah is invited to help with the book reading, but she doesn't know the book is really about her.
As she begins reading the book, "How to Make a Memory," her daughters watch with excitement. As she recognizes her daughters' nicknames, she begins to tear up.
"...but there's one special part that you haven't seen yet that makes memories shiny and new. A doer! A hugger! A dreamer! A mommy! Guess who? That's right, it's you."
As mothers, it's easy to forget just how important we are. Our children think the world of us and our husbands rely on us. What we do as moms is important, even critical.
While we are busy taking care of kids, cleaning the house, running errands and fulfilling all our other responsibilities, it's important to take a little time for ourselves to recharge. Read why moms need "me" time.