I do not think any one can realize what being a mommy means till you become one. At least I never realized so occasionally I would give my mother a gift on mother’s day and she would say thank you and that would be the end of it. My mother raised 4 of us 2 boys and 2 girls. She was a strict mom and I do not think I ever heard her saying ‘I love you’ to any of us. It is funny how I use to think that she does not really love us other than when I needed food, toys, clothes and specially when I was sick. I also use to ask her to sit with me late night during the finals week so I could study and she could watch me and make sure that I do not fall asleep. Even after all this I use to question does she love us?
The first time I realized what being a mom means is when I had Serena. The first few nights when I had to wake-up every 2 hours to nurse her I just kept thinking about my mom and thinking how come I never realized what she had done for us. It is amazing how no matter how much pain I was in; every 2 hours I would wake up to nurse her even when she was sleeping. Then for next few months I felt like a robot who would nurse-change-nurse again. I would barely find time to even take shower. Sharjeel was very supportive and helpful but she needed me. Then the day she had her first anaphylactic shock (allergic reaction to cashews she was 9 months) I remember looking at her as I was waiting for the ambulance outside the house without any shoes, sobbing while holding my daughter’s almost lifeless body and it hit me that there is no other feeling like the selfless love a mother feels for her child. At that moment her pain and my pain were no different and that has been the case to this day.
I have always been a very career-oriented full-time working mother so it is not like I am an extra ordinary mother whose child sits in her lap all day. I am also a strict mother by all standards and so I get upset with her when she does not finish her food, take her medicine, brush her teeth or watches too much TV/iPad. All the mean things that mothers do and the other day I even heard her tell me when I was disciplining her ‘mommy how come you do not love me and I do not love you either’. I just could not help but smile and I gave her a hug and told her that mommy loves you a lot and I am sure one day you will realize. So, this mother’s day regardless if your mom is to strict or reserved or busy; just know that she loves you A LOT. SO, in-addition to any other things that you have planned give your mom give her a hug and tell her that you love her from the bottom of your heart and that you are thankful for everything that she has done and continues to do.
There couldn’t be a better time to celebrate mother’s day then spring. The warm breezy weather, flowers blooming and beautiful floral prints all make it a perfect day. I love this sheath dress from Ann Taylor. It has a nice fitting and a square neckline. I love cap sleeves because then I do not have to worry about wearing a cardigan or jacket on top at work. For evening I added a green cardigan and it created a perfect mothers day brunch/dinner or ‘wear to work’ look for me.
Of course my priness has to look equally well dressed if not better then mommy. This is one day that I do like to match with her and so I picked similar colors. Polka dots are just so much fun and the orange strip just adds so much flavor to the cardigan. Serena picked out the red ballet flats and I thought they were a perfect fit with the outfit. Serena accessorized as well with a tiny bracelet and a necklace.
Time to take-off