This post is sponsored by Cracker Barrel.
When I found out I was pregnant my Mom gave me something so special, that we still have and will forever. It’s a rocker. The same rocker she used to rock me as a baby and I got to rock my baby in it. Now, Blake’s a little older and it sits in our guest room as the most beautiful memory and holds a special place in my heart. Well, I wanted to be able to do the same for Blake. I wanted to give her something that she can keep, use forever and cherish, just like I do. Something with a meaning behind it and a reminder to always choose good and kindness.
Y’all know I am such a strong believer in the entire meaning of kindness. I want everyone to feel love, feel important and to be taken care of. It’s something I learned from my Mom and her Mom (my Grandma) and it’s something I want Blake to learn and do throughout her life so that she can pass it on to her kids. So when I heard about Operation Rocker from Cracker Barrel, I thought — this is perfect and I was so excited that they reached out to me.
If you’re not familiar, Operation Rocker is a salute to Military families. Cracker Barrel works hand in hand with Operation Homefront to build strong, stable and secure military families. I mean after all, they do SO much for us. Through September 4th, every adult rocker purchased from Cracker Barrel’s website, here, they will donate a rocker to Operation Homefront. Last year they were able to donate over 700 rockers, so let’s make it even more this year!
So I thought, this is the perfect opportunity to continue a tradition, create a memory and teach my sweet girl the importance of giving back. The rocker arrived on our front porch, I had Marcus build it (because well, I just don’t have a great track record in building furniture, HA) and I set out to the store to get a few things to really make it Blake’s! I picked up a couple of pillows, a small blanket and a cute little felt ball garland. I didn’t want to change the color of it, I liked the white and felt like it was similar to mine from when I was a little girl with that color, so I just wanted to add a couple of decor pieces and leave it at that. This way as she gets older she can make it hers and take it with her with the reminder that she made a difference and is making a difference everywhere she goes.
Now, run over grab a rocker, here and let’s do this. Let’s help our military families and show them how much we appreciate their willingness to help our own families.