“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” – Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm
Thank you, Mama.
Thank you for understanding their cries.
Thank you for understanding your tiny human’s babble.
For rising early and going to bed late to get. stuff. done, thank you.
Thank you for being the pooping doula.
Thank you for being the secret to their lifelong success.
Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for capturing memories with your camera.
Thank you for feeding them as a baby (and for most of their twenties).
Thank you for being their amateur child psychologist.
Thank you for being their unpaid taxi driver.
Thank you for being their personal imagineer, magic maker.
Thanks for being the built-in human resources department.
…and the finance office, catering team, life administrator.
Thank you for making appointments, scheduling the play dates, planning events and being their project manager.
Thanks for never asking for reasons or explanations when all they wanted was a long hug and a few laughs.
For making them believe that they can achieve anything that they want, thank you.
For being reliable thank you; thank you for being a constant.
Thank you for slaying the monsters.
Thank you for taking care of what hurts.
Mama, they would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you their heart has no bottom.