snaps: mother’s day

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for my mom

so everyone around the world spent mother’s day yesterday. that one day when you get to treat your mom extra special.

but it got me thinking, for all the things done by our mothers, one day isn’t enough. it should be everyday.

i may not have that perfect relationship with my own mother, but it works for us. she rants, gets mad once in a while, we keep quiet. she calms down. i, most of the time listens to her rants and stories and even orders to clean every nook and cranny of our home.

when i was a teenager/younger, i would have a scowl on my face everytime she asks me to fix this, clean that. but now, well, not so much. because now i know the feeling of the one giving orders to clean up.

my mom knows that when it comes to expressing feelings to her and my dad, i’m not that eloquent. usually it’s just a smile or a grunt. but she gets the message.

she knows that when there’s something troubling me, she won’t force it out on me. she waits. patiently until she gets a long handwritten letter taped to their bedroom door. (i missed doing that). when i need a massage for a painful migraine attack, she knows just by me lying down on her lap.

it’s those simple things that makes me treasure our moments together. our interests may be oceans apart, but one thing’s for sure, i am grateful that my love for books, reading and being inquisitive all came from her. unexpectedly or forced. i am just happy.

i may not tell her everyday that she’s special, but i know deep down she feels it everyday. it may be from the love that radiates from my three boys. i constantly remind them that when i’m not at home, mama rules the “kingdom” and that she should be treated as a queen.

so even if i’ve been a mother for 6 years, nothing beats my mom for still being the best mom for 30 years. so i guess, she deserves more special treatment and love 365 days. i’ll know for sure when my time comes, but for now, i’m still that little girl who draws her cards during special occasions and tapes it to the bedroom door.

happy mother’s day (although belated) to all the mothers! 🙂 ❤

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