“Motherhood” could be captured in so many different ways; sticky hands and faces, story time with the kids, cuddling a newborn baby, a portrait of a mom and her children, etc. This week’s theme at I Heart Faces is Motherhood, and as I was considering which picture to enter I kept coming back to this one.
Motherhood doesn’t end when your children are grown and out of the house. This past December my mom came for a short visit. Moments before we picked her up at the airport, Chase got sick. The poor boy spent most of the day looking quite miserable. That afternoon, my mom scooped Chase up, wrapped him in a blanket and sat on the couch with him. They stayed that way for several hours. Not minutes… hours! Never once did my mom complain that this heavy 3 year old was putting her arms or legs to sleep. She just savored the chance to hold her grandson and help him feel better. I could imagine (and remember somewhat) her holding my siblings or me the same way when we were sick as children.
There’s nothing like a mother’s or grandmother’s love to help a sick child feel better. The next morning Chase was bouncing around like nothing had happened and I had received a reminder that motherhood is never ending.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Thank you for being such a wonderful example to me of what a caring and compassionate mother looks like.