Motherhood

To the woman who never ceases to amaze me... Happy Mother's Day

To all the amazing women that have brought joy into the hearts of so many; HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 

Whether you are a mother, grandmother, stepmother, foster parent or someone that took care of us as though we were your child; HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Today means so much to me because it’s one of the only days my incredible mother will let us celebrate her.

My mom at her parents home in Asmara, Eritrea (circa 1973)

As a single parent, she provided for my sister and me when she had nothing and went above and beyond to make sure we were given everything we needed. She never missed an event at school, never complained that she was tired, or put herself first. Instead, she immersed herself completely in our lives and became our biggest fan. 

I never knew just how much my mother sacrificed until the day I became a mother myself. The moment I laid eyes on my baby girl and realized that her entire life rested on my hands was the day I fully understood what my mother truly was for us. The amount of dedication, love, strength and pride she took in being our mother was revealed to me in my daughter.

It’s actually ironic; it took being a mother to truly appreciate my own mother. Now, I can only pray that I am half the mother to my children as she is to me.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom… I  LOVE YOU

Today also marks the launch of Luwame; a blog for everything women related. A place where we can embrace one another and learn from each other. The launch is in honor of my mother and all the mothers in the world, who are always giving and barely receiving.

My mom and I in London, England (circa 1984)

So one more time…

To all the beautiful, strong women out there that have the privilege of being called Mom; Happy Mother’s Day. May your day be blessed and may your children shower you with unconditional love.

Enjoy today! You deserve it.

I’d love to hear what your loved ones did for you today, or what you did for yourself in honor of your day.

Always,