To give them roots and wings.
To shelter them from harm.
To make them a priority from the first day you know they are on their way.
To be there for them most of the time. Mentally anyway.
To love them, no matter what.
To think about their needs before your own.
To give birth to them.
To dry their tears and talk away their fears.
To wake up at all times to feed them, drive them, comfort them.
To teach them right from wrong.
To take care of them.
To want them near you, although you know they must go away....
To support their plans, confidence, progress or the lack of it.
To make them self sufficient.
To go through the horrors of loosing them. Through sickness or violence.
To get them ready to leave the nest.
To do it all with an open heart, mind and wallet.
To bask in their approval.
To help when they need it.
And to stay away when they want it.
To see their pains even when they not talk.
To kiss them.
To feel their hair and skin.
To kiss little faces and feet.
To listen to them!
To enjoy it all!
It is wonderful to be a mother, to be at the mother to my children, who all four in their own ways bring me endless joy and make my life what it is: Filled with love for them! And meaning and hope for their futures and their well being. Forever yours! I love you more then I can put it into words...
And being a daughter, I send my MOTHER kisses and wishes for a wonderful day, I can't think my life without you! Can't wait to have you here soon!
And to my mother-in-law, who is the sweetest and most darling MOM I could have wished for!
I LOVE YOU BOTH!
This is to all you, fellow mothers, motherly friends and mother's to be!
Let's celebrate us!
Images as indicated, tree picture my own.