This is my first time spending Mother’s Day as a mom. During the one last year I celebrated with my own mother, who had flown in from out of town, and my husband’s family over a sushi dinner at our place. I was already in labour that early Sunday morning, and got through the Mother’s Day dinner by stepping away from the table every once in a while to weather the increasing contractions. It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year already and I now have a little girl of my own!
In honour of the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend and Throwback Thursdays, here’s a picture of me and my mom. Fast forward a few decades later and you have the second shot with my mom as grandma and holding my LO. Looking at these two images, I am reminded of the kind of selfless love that my own mother had for her children. Her patience, can-do attitude, and ability to listen and empathize have set the bar high for my own journey through motherhood.
^Yes, note that 80′s decor!
^Grandma and her first grand baby
Wishing all the women out there who have opened up their hearts and home to love and raise children, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Your role as your children’s mentor, caretaker, advocate, comforter and so much more is celebrated!