This post is sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
When we think of love or feeling loved, we automatically associate it with being in a romantic relationship. Love comes in many different forms. Although not all the same, the root of this emotion is similar. To be loved and feel love is the greatest feeling on Earth.
Even though I’m not in a relationship right now, this year I experienced a kind of love that I never knew my heart could ever feel. The unconditional love that makes you want to cry of happiness.
The love for my nephew, Lucas.
Lucas' due date was on February 14th (how appropriate) but he decided to make his debut ten days earlier. The past seven months have been the most rewarding months of my life. This little bundle of joy has taught me so much about myself and how to unselfishly and genuinely love someone.
Growing up, I never had the desire to have kids. To be a good mom, you need patience, commitment, and motherly instincts. I had none. But after Lucas was born, I found myself wanting to help out my sister as much as I could and learning everything needed to be a good (God)mother. His safety and happiness is my number one priority. Although having Lucas in my life hasn't completely changed my perceptive on having kids, I'm open to the possibility, if it were to happen.
I guess love has a funny way of changing you, for the better. This is why I'm so excited to be partnering with Helzberg Diamonds to promote their “I Am Loved” contest.
When Barnett Helzberg Jr. proposed to Shirley Bush in 1967, the love he felt sparked a thought...everyone should feel like this. Everyone should feel loved. This wholly romantic notion famously inspired the "I Am Loved" lapel button along with ads featuring Helzberg Jr.’s own words, “Buy her a diamond or give her a button, but in any case, tell her she's loved.” People all over the U.S. and even around the world started sharing their love with these free buttons. They’re still available today.
Visit a Helzberg retailer near you to pick up a free "I Am Loved" button and enter the Helzberg Diamonds I Am Loved Contest.
Share a photo with #IAmLovedContest and finish the sentence "I know I am loved because..." for a chance to win a $250 gift card to Helzberg Diamonds. See your submission and the official rules here: bit.ly/IAmLovedContest