I always was concerned about which boy likes me, or what to wear that day, and did not notice how
I remember my mom always saying “You’ll understand when you yourself are a mother.” I didn’t really get it at the time, but I do now.
Around Mother’s Day I always get to thinking about my mom and about motherhood. It is by far the most difficult job in the world, but at the same time it’s the most beautiful job as well 🤗 Being a Mother means being completely and totally overwhelmed (in the best possible way) by love, joy, responsibility and selflessness. Motherhood means sleepless nights, big belly laughs, caterpillars on the coffee table, fingerpainting in the kitchen, stubbed toes, and gapped toothed grins.
When I asked my Mother what motherhood meant to her, her answer was this: “To me being a mother means getting to see all the possibility in the world through my children’s eyes, and also wanting to be the kindest and most generous version of myself, so that my children can look up to me.”
With time I have come to learn that being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed. As a mother you help your children be their best selves. I believe it is my responsibility as a mother to give my children the tools they need to live a happy and meaningful life. In the case of my daughter, I want to empower her with a skill set that would allow her to create an independent career and avoid the glass ceiling…I want to give her the confidence she needs to fulfill herself. I have to say that being a mother has shaped me into a person I never imagined I could become.
For my sister and me our Mother is our idol, we wish to be half the woman/mom/friend/wife and everything else she is 😍 We are the persons we are because of our Mother, because of her unconditional love, her devotion, her endless care, her warm heart, her wisdom, her tenderness….her whole being 🙂
Love you Mom