I’ve ruined so many of your nice things by accident and every time you said: “They’re just things, my love... it’s ok.” I’ve behaved badly and made you sad, and every time you said: “I forgive you, my love. It’s ok.” and never brought it up again. I simply never understood that, until now.
Last week Zoey found my iced coffee and dumped it on herself and all over the floor. She looked at me so afraid at first, not knowing what my reaction would be, and without even thinking, I said: “it’s just coffee, my love... it’s ok”. While she still can’t talk, she looked at me surprised that the unconditional love I have for her will always and forever be just that: unconditional. There is no small or big mistake, no bad behavior, NOTHING that will ever have the power to change that. When it is time to discipline them for those mistakes and bad behaviors, I look to this woman in the picture and her grace and firmness which was always founded in love. She has confronted me with the truth, taught me compassion, challenged me as a woman, and shaped me into the mother I never thought I would be. For that, your love for Jesus and everything else, my sweet mother... I thank you. I am so honored to have turned out exactly like you. Te amo, Mãe. Happy Mother’s Day. 💛 @iaraduca . Side note: I firmly believe that somehow I have birthed myself. This kid is my xerox copy 🙌🏼#HerThenMeNow