Mother’s Day

The world has changed since the corona virus pandemic began in 2020. My world has also changed—not just because of the pandemic but also because I have had a baby.

My son was born in September 2020. With his birth, my home grew by two feet and lots and lots of personality!

I love everything about my son. His long lashes, his snub nose, his smooth cheeks. I love to cradle his face in my hands.

I love his voice. Like the chirp of birds, it is music to my ears.

I adore when he cackles and giggles, and I adore his every cuddle and yawn.

Today marks my first Mother’s Day. Until I became a mother myself, I didn’t appreciate all that my mother has done for me and continues to do for me. All the meals she has cooked, all the homework she has helped with, all the stories she has read aloud, all the encouragement and advice she has provided, all the conversations we have enjoyed.

I have been relishing the role of mother and feel deeply grateful for my son, my husband, my parents, and my siblings.

I endeavor to be a mother to my son like my own has been to me.