Today is Mother’s Day. Many of us will be celebrating this day with our families. I am both a daughter to a wonderful overprotective mother (yes, even if I’m in my late 30s now) and a mother to a great kid who is growing up way too quickly.

I have heard some grumbles about eliminating Mother’s Day. There are does who imply that pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood are ordinary things that shouldn’t be celebrated. As someone, who struggled to get pregnant, who struggled with multiple miscarriages and who is now blessed with raising an amazing kid, I strongly disagree with the idea that pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood should be treated like it’s nothing. Even without struggles, the trials and transformation that women endure on levels physically, emotional and cultural to ensure the survival of the human species is extraordinary. It’s worth celebrating the fierce women who are mothers.

grandmother-453131_1920Motherhood isn’t for everyone and all women should have the right to choose whether they want to enter into that world or not. Once you become a mother, it’s a forever thing. A mother is always a mother, even after the children are grown and have lives and families of their own. She never stops worrying about her children, even when they are all grown up.

I understand that not all moments in motherhood are enjoyable or precious. To all the mums whose ever hidden away needing peace for just one minute as the tears rolled down her cheeks. I’ve been there myself and I send you all my love. To all the mothers who have been so tired she felt like she couldn’t function anymore and would do anything to lie down and get the rest she desperately needs but still continued one for their children, you are amazing.

To all the mums whose ever hidden away needing peace for just one minute as the tears rolled down her cheeks. I’ve been there myself and I send you all my love.

newborn-659685_1920To all the mothers who have been so tired she felt like she couldn’t function anymore and would do anything to lie down and get the rest she desperately needs but still continued one for their children, you are amazing.

To all the mothers who struggle with illness and persist because your children need you, know that you are amazing and incredibly precious. I know how difficult it is. It demonstrates just how strong love is.

For all mothers who ever doubted that they may not have been enough like I know my mum has felt many times. Your children look up to you with love, they know their mother is the best woman they’ve ever seen. She’s our superhero. She is the place we came from, our first home and will always be there for us no matter how old we get. We know that she will always be there for me no matter what.

I just think about the amount of sacrifice that my own mother has made in making my life better and I am in awe, just as I do the same for my kids now.

Happy Mother’s Day!