Monday, May 22, 2017

|On Parenting| Unconditional Love

I wanted to write a special post for Mother’s Day but the words wouldn’t come to me and I wanted to be authentic. Being a mom has its ups and downs, good days and bad days. I’m blessed to have a partner in crime who helps me navigate through the adventure and for that I am grateful.

My appreciation for the love of a mom has deepened so much recently with my own mother being here with me as I wait out these last few weeks of pregnancy on bed rest. She has been a true example of selflessness.

She took leave from her new job, she cooks and cleans daily, she makes sure that I’m eating and drinking water, and she takes me to all my appointments. It doesn’t end there, she’s been a super grandma making sure the kids eat dinner on time, have snack for school, laundry washed and put away, bath time and bedtime routine is on track.

These are tasks I’d normally do but can’t, and she’s stepped in with no complaints. That’s love. I’m in awe of her. She saw we needed help and she just sacrificed her time, friends, lifestyle, etc to come in and keep the family running.

It’s been a true visual testament to the unconditional love a parent has for their child(ren) and I can only hope I measure up to being as wonderful, caring, loving and selfless a parent as she is.

Mom, I am eternally grateful for your unwavering love and support. I never have to question if you will be there for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you – I can’t say it enough. It’s not enough, but I hope you know how much you are appreciated, how much it means to have you here, and how much I LOVE YOU. 

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