Because it was Mother’s Day yesterday, I’m kindly giving myself a break from writing a regular blog post this week. Happy Mother’s Day to me 🙂

Yesterday’s celebration was a little different this year. It was the first time in 18 years my daughter was not here to tell me what a good mom I am, lol.

However, before she headed up north for tree planting, she left me a little something to open. And I was greeted by a very early morning Mother’s Day message despite the spotty wifi where she is.

Because it was Mother's Day by Colleen Kanna, On the left, a photo of a black & red plaid gift bag with a pink envelope with the words oink oink written all over it and a white envelope with the words Mummy Pig and a piggy face. On the right, same plaid gift bag, the book Funny Story by Emily Henry, a llama card, pink Mother's Day card, and an Apple gift card.

Mother’s Day gifts

Later, I went out for lunch with my sister and a good friend to one of my favourite local restaurants, Thailanna.

It was a great day and I’m truly grateful. Grateful to my own mom for all the strength, independence, and love she fostered in me. And forever grateful to my daughter’s birth mother. It’s never lost on me, her immense sacrifice and the profound privilege bestowed upon me. And I’m grateful to my daughter for all the love, laughter, and lessons she brings to my life.

I hope moms of all kinds everywhere who nurture and care for others, including furry others, had a wonderful day!

P.S. In case you’d like to treat yourself to a post Mother’s Day gift, I still have some great deals left on my Canadian made bamboo clothing. Check out my Closing Down Sale here:

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Until next week,

~ Colleen

Colleen Kanna, Photo by Anna Epp Photography

I’m a recovered Chartered Accountant and Breast Cancer Champion turned Fashion Designer. My COKANNA Canadian-made bamboo clothing is all about comfort and style. Giving back to the community is important to me so I support local breast cancer organizations who treat the whole person and not just the disease.