Growing up as a child even more as a teen I hated you!
I kept telling myself "I'll never be like you!" and I had no idea that the joke would turn on me...
Fast forward years later and with 2 kids, I turned out to be JUST LIKE YOU...And I have to admit it, I am pretty thankful for that.
So MOM this post is ALL for YOU!
But you would always nod your head with a simple smile and reply "One day you will understand when you have kids of your own!"
Now that I do, I get it. Now I'm certain that no matter what I will always LOVE my children especially my daughter more than she will ever loves me. I knew it the instant I saw her, with all her screams and unpredictable mood. And today I feel it more and more, as I celebrate my 6th Mother's day!
Now I feel a new appreciation for you. All those years you've sacrificed yourself for us, all those long sleepless nights, comforting us, making us feel better, staying up while we were sick, and still managing to continue your day cleaning the house, cooking, and taking care of the entire family when you yourself was barely 20 years old!!
I can never imagine myself in your shoes, all the things you've gone through, the hardship, the pain, and the tears..YET you remained STRONG! I used to look at you with hate and shame..wishing you were an educated person, that you finished school and got a degree instead of getting married so young and becoming just a housewive! I wished you were working mum, making your own money and doing something productive for yourself instead of sitting home cleaning and cooking all day!
I was young and silly! I was clueless what motherhood is and how demanding it is! But you taught me all this, and you showed me what it really is like to be a Mum!
So MOM THANK YOU!
Thank you for being my best friend and for showering me with your love.
Thank you for all the times you have comforted me when life became a little too tough to handle, and for showing me how love others.
Thank you for showing me Grace when I didn't deserve it! Even when I took out my frustration you, when I was rude, selfish and unkind; still You continued loving me!
Thank you for giving me EVERYTHING!
Thank you for showing me how being a MOM is a BIG thing! and that by itself is sometimes more than Enough!
You sacrificed so much to GIVE me a much better life than the one you had!
And every time I wanted to give up you preached me, you pushed me, and you kept reminding me I won't reach better places or have better opportunities than you! And now as I get older, I realize how much you have done for me and still do.
YOU made motherhood looks so easy, and I will never understand how you pulled it all through, but I know with you as my role model I will always keep on trying.