If I had to describe motherhood in one word it would be humbling. Lying naked on a table and pushing a baby out in front of complete strangers. Gaining 65 lbs. and 650 stretch marks. Missing your shower or wearing your grubbies in public or foregoing make-up and hair. Because sometimes your kids need you more. Being repeated by one of your children (when you were certain they were out of earshot). Having to ask for help or admit that you are overwhelmed. Forgetting something important. Realizing it's not about you. Giving something up. Learning from your children. Having their best interest at heart. Fighting for them. Accepting the bitter and less frequently sweet days.
10 May 2007
Mother, madre, makuahine, mama
So, here's to mothers... humble, modest, selfless, real, virtuous, forbearing, patient mothers that sacrifice a bit of themselves every day. Happy Mother's Day.