|My Bundle of Joy
Happy Mother's Day!
Growing up, we didn't celebrate Mother's Day! We didn't know about it, at that time and place. The first time I heard about a special day called Mother's Day was in 1973, after I had left Sri Lanka.
The picture above is the first photograph taken of my daughter and me, taken just before we left the hospital to come home. My "bundle of joy" who weighed all of 5 lbs.!
The first picture I could find in my baby photo album of my mother and I is this one, taken on my 1st birthday:
|My Mother and I
The next photo in the album that showed me with my mother:
|"Out of Reach"
|If One Way Doesn't Work...
I believe it was my father who was the photographer.
I feel I've been blessed to have had a mother who was so loving and supportive of me in every way and to be a mother, myself, to a daughter who is also as loving and supportive!
Today, I am grateful for:
- My mother, who was my role model and without whom I wouldn't be here
- My daughter, who is definitely my joy in life
- The blessing of being a mother, myself
- The many wonderful women who took care of me and mothered me, in one way or another, even if they didn't give birth to me
- Old photographs!