Nobody really told you what it would take.
How becoming a mother would change you.
The sacrifices involved.
Sacrifices both large and small.
You give and give and then give some more.
And when the children ask again, you give once more.
Before they were born, there simply was no way to explain to you the amount of sacrifice that motherhood would take.
As Bono sang, “you give yourself away.” Then he sang it again and again.
Three-hundred and sixty-four days a year, you give yourself away.
Today is the one day out of the year when we honor you.
You will probably give a little of yourself today too.
Motherhood is a gift that you give to your family each and every day.
It would be easy for those of us who are not mothers to opine that being a mom helped you stretch, grow and expand your heart.
But that is not for us to say.
Because you are the only one who truly knows how much of yourself you have given away so freely.
We simply stand in awe of you.