"To all the real moms who trade their eyeliners for dark circles, salon cuts for ponytails,long showers for quick showers,late nights for early mornings, designer bags for diaper bags and wouldn't change a thing. Lets see how many moms re-post this. This is for the moms who don't ...care... about what they gave up instead... LOVE what they get ...in return. Re-post this if you're a mom and love your kids!"
A friend posted the above caption in her facebook wall sometime last week. I reposted it in my wall because I can't help but to agree with a mother's sacrifices.
I also feel that whatever we, mothers of this current generation do, we cannot measure up to what our mothers (and mothers of past generations) did.
~ Hand washing laundry because there were no modern washing machines or dryer
~ Cooking over coals because there were no convenient microwave and oven
~ Boiling big pots of water to sterilise babies' utensils because there were no electrical steriliser
~ No disposable diapers and cloth diaper means more hand washing and drying
Above all that, no internet like what we have today to stay connected with outside world (for SAHMs) and stay sane within the 4 walls of the home.
When I remind myself of all the above and maybe more, I stop complaining, thank God & count my blessings... because all I sacrificed was long nails and long showers and that is so tiny compared to all the sacrifices of mothers' yesterday.