Happy Mother’s Day to all the expat mothers.
Maybe this year, you have...
🌸Flown long haul with kids
🌹Felt a little jealous of friends who have family around to help babysit sometimes 🌼Felt guilty because your kids don’t get to grow up with their cousins 🌺Felt guilty because your kids think their grandparents live inside your phone 🌻Sent your kids to a school that confuses you because it is a million times different from what you grew up with 🌼Navigated a foreign healthcare system 🌹Dealt with some sort of insane paperwork related to having a child that belongs to two countries 🌺Missed a big family event 🌷Counted on your expat friends to be your family 💐A bouquet to you for all of these things, and probably a lot more. Whether this is a joyous or complicated day for you, I see you and I applaud you mamas away from home.