Sunday Sharing: A Mother’s Love

If you are a mother, you would know. If you are a daughter or a son, you might not know. It is said that a mother’s love knows no boundaries. A mother’s love is unconditional, a mother’s sacrifice unmeasurable. These are supposed to be a mother’s natural instincts, so I am baffled at how anyone could throw their newborn in a rubbish dump or flush the baby down the toilet. News like that get my blood boiling, so let’s not talk about this here and ruin the romantic vibe. Back to my intended post which sends a positive message. Ahem!

Has anyone told you that you’d understand your mother once you become a mother yourself? For me, those words ring the truth, if not more.

 

This post is more suitable for Mother’s Day, but hey, every day should be a day to thank your mom. I was rebellious in my own way when I was a teenager. I was mostly angry, and I kept it inside. Sometimes I would lash it out on my mom with hurtful words and then feel guilty that I actually said that. One day I got married, and then I got pregnant. My love for the unknown little person in my womb started as soon as I knew I was pregnant. It was like I knew the test would come out positive. When we were in danger during delivery, I wished for her safety even if it meant risking mine. The joy of holding the little bub brought unexplained tears of joy and it just clicked, I understood then how my mom felt.

Sleepless nights followed. Feeding, changing dirty diapers, fearing for the baby’s health and growth… and now that they are toddlers, I worry for their future. Am I teaching them right? Are they going to be able to handle the world that is sometimes harsh? My husband reminded me to chill. My dad told me that the path is theirs. Men! I still worry!! Just go back to Mars if you don’t know what to say at the right time. Even though it’s the truth. Even though it’s logical. Now I know why my mom nags. Now I know why my mom worries. Now I know…

 

 Chloe and Ashlyn growing up

 

I know there are many challenges raising young people, but I also know that I gladly accept them with love. I am sharing this because something happened that reminded me yet again that life is short…. and I should say something, as a mother and daughter. I end this post with a hug.

A hug to all mothers out there who sacrificed for their little people in one way or another. A hug to the mothers who cried for their little people even though they are not little anymore. A hug to mothers who had to see their little people go before them. A hug to exhausted mothers who are trying their best. A special hug to my mom and my grandmother. Everything will be OK.

 

xoxo Lily

 

  • Aww look at these two perfect little angels!!! They’re adorable!

    • Thanks Sunny 🙂

  • Claire

    What a nice post Lily. I have to say, I like, that you have mentioned, that there are not only loving and caring mothers out there. You have cute and lovely children – all the best for you and your family 🙂

    • Aaw thank you Claire <3

  • BooBooNinja

    Lily, this is a wonderful post.

    • Thank you Boo 🙂

  • This is such a sweet post and such a great reminder! We all need it every once in a while! PS the girls look ADORABLE!

    • Thanks Joyce 😀

  • Penny

    U have two lovely pretty daughters! I’ve always wish to have a daughter as I’m being one myself truly understand the bond between mother and daughter. It’s different if compare with a son. I lost my mum a decade ago… And you are so right that we will know how it feels when someday we have become a mum, just like my beloved mum use to say and nag me when I was quite a stubborn teenager and until the time I have learned to appreciate and love her more (as we grown up) it was too late….

    Hugs to all mothers too…. Mum is the most wonderful in the world!!

    • Sorry to hear about your mom, dear 🙁 But we grow stronger from life’s challenges for sure. Yay for moms out there, whether they are still with us or not. *hugs*