The best part of motherhood is being a role model to your children and loving them unconditionally… I hope we raise children who say “thank you” and “please”. I hope we raise children who lose graciously and win without bragging. I hope they learn that disappointments are fleeting and so are triumphs but what’s important is that they have a mother who loves them so neither one matter because we are not keeping score. I hope we raise children who are kind to other people. I hope we raise children who realise that life is unfair but that doesn’t mean giving up on it. I hope we raise children who know that they are loved and special but that they are not the centre of the universe and probably never will be. I hope we raise children who relish life’s tiny pleasures—whether it’s a piece of music, or the colour of a flower. I hope we raise children who are open-minded and curious about the world without being reckless. I hope we raise children who are courageous when sick and grateful when healthy. I hope we raise children who realise that their parents are flawed but we love them anyway. I hope for all of these things, but I know this: Being a mother is so much more fulfilling than anything we mothers have ever done; I hope you are with me when I say…nothing can beat nurturing your own creation.
Happy day to all the wonderful mothers.
Much love LBS