To the mother who wakes up multiple times a night to check on her babies, to the mother who has to wake up before the sun comes out, to the mother who left her work to be with her children, to the mother who chooses to work and thinks of her kids every moment, to the mother who plans her weekly meals and cooks organic food, to the mother who keeps her freezer stocked and wing it with chicken nuggets most nights, to the mother who gets a manicure fortnightly, to the mother who gets to shower not more than weekly, to the mother who fusses every time her child sneezes, to the mother who is covered in spit ups and boogies, to the mother who just think of her child’s well being all the time, to the mother who sacrifices herself with every breath she takes, to the mother who takes the kids outside many times a day, to the mother who relies on tv to babysit, to the mother who wants a branded children wardrobe, to the mother who is happy with the hand me downs, to the mother who cries secretly when she is criticized, to the mother who shakes off the negativity and goes out in the world with her head held high, to the mother who is misunderstood and judged, to the mother who has succumbed to depression and anxiety, to the mother who is praised, to the mother who is shamed, to the the mother who relies on her husband, to the mother who is going through life as a single parent, to the mother who wears her heart on her sleeve, to the mother who keeps it all in but loves whole heartedly,
You all are so great and amazing and full of love and doing the best. Your kids are the luckiest and full of gratitude for your existence. May they get to bask in the warmth and shadow of your love forever and ever. And may you get a few minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee in peace today 😉
Happy Mother’s Day!
PS: I want to make it a point to not the forget the FATHERS who make us the mothers that we are. I wouldn’t be half the mother that I am today without the constant companionship of my kids’ father. I have no shame in admitting that I completely rely on him to take us from one day to another. Can I do it all alone? Possibly yes. But I don’t want to. And so I am utterly thankful to him for being a hands-on father who will step as a mother when needed. And who will let this Mama have a break once in a while so she can come back stronger and better.
I asked husband to take a few shots of me with the boys this Mother’s Day. I am currently swooning over some of the gorgeous shots which I plan to share in a separate post. Too exhausted right now as just came back from doing a family shoot and some other chores. A couple of photos below.