Why I am the woman I am today: My mother's love

These past two weeks have been short of a roller coaster ride. The ups and downs have left me in an exhausted state of body and mind. With my full term pregnancy, being sick for a week, my two daughter's daily activities, home and business to tend to, it left me all completely drained at the end of the day. I don't see how I managed to move along from day to day but if it wasn't for the most amazing woman in the world who came to my rescue when I needed her the most, I don't know how I would've been able to manage it all.

My loving mother.

I know every one feels their own mothers are the very best and they are probably right, but this is definitely something we have in common. My mother has managed to travel to be with me and help me during my three pregnancies and she does it with so much love that I feel like God sends me an Angel to watch over me when I need it the most. I have been blessed with a beautiful mother who takes real concern for my well being not only because she is my mother but also because she knows what it's like to be in my situation. We all need someone sometimes and she always comes to my rescue without me even asking. She knows me well enough to know I won't ask for help because I got that personality trait from her.

She is a strong woman who still manages to care for others at her age. Her children mean so much to her, I see myself in her more every single day. I don't think I could ever put anyone else above my children when the times comes that they need me. I know this because I do it every day already and I know this will never change. There's no greater feeling than to be cared for by your own mother and this is one quality I have learned from her. At my age and caring for every one else I tend to forget how it feels to be cared for. She reminds me every time she visits me. The last week before delivery of my babies, she has traveled to help me clean and cook meals and help with the girls so that I can get rest. I'm telling you I'm not used to this and my heart fills with indescribable joy when she says to me: "I know what I'm gonna make you for dinner!"
During my last weeks of pregnancy I am barely able to walk, unable to bend and have the energy level of a turtle but I still know I got to get up and get my day completed because no body else is going to do it for me. Having her here with me means the world to me. I can't say it enough, she's my angel when I feel like giving up but I know I can't. It's so emotional when she has to go because my heart is filled with gratitude that no words can describe. She is and always will be the strongest, sweetest and loving woman I know and look up to and if I can only be half of what she is I know my girls will one day be sayin the same things about me. There is no greater gift that you can give your children. :)


Lorena Frith

Lifestyle Photographer in Houston, Texas