To all moms reading this blog, a very happy Mother's Day! This year marks the 100th such celebration. I saw this Chinese proverb above on a table tag at a Killiney kopitiam, and thought how true. We can never fully understand how much our parents have done for us until we become parents ourselves. The amount of caring and effort required just to keep kids alive, fed, clothed, bathed, cleaned, trained, educated, etc. ... is phenomenal!
Now that I am a mom myself (strangely still coming to terms with that), I have a newfound appreciation for what my parents must have gone through for me. Trite as it sounds, it really is something I will never be able to repay. Meanwhile, I guess I get to pay it forward to the two little girls I've been blessed with. One special, and one regular (although Super-sized seems a better description). Love them both!
Nadine, at 21 months, and Jolie, 4 months.
P.S. Jolie looks like an overfed Dowager, but really, she's not THAT fat! There's just A LOT of padding in the pram as she can't sit up on her own yet.