Motherhood changes you. The learning curve is steep. But the thing that has really stuck with me and continued to grow as the months quickly fly by is the admiration I have for my own mother. Time and time again I have found myself asking “How did you do it?” She usually just answers, (like most mothers I’ve also questioned) “I just did it.”
When you have a kid, a lot of getting through it is instinct, a natural internal Momma Bear that sometimes takes over when you feel like you have nothing left to give. Because you will do just about anything for that little helpless bundle to ensure that they are ok. And as I think of my mother today, and on most days in the last little while, I am so thankful for all of the days that she gave me her all.
She’s an incredible woman.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mummy!
I’d also like to take a moment to recognize all of the single mother’s out there. My mother has a wonderful partner (my Dad) who she will attest was truly a partner, helping to get through it all. I’m lucky enough to say the same and cannot fathom doing it on my own. So to all of you single mother’s out there, I salute you. You have the hardest job in the world and are by far the least recognized for your tireless efforts. Bravo to you.
You are incredible women.