Happiest of birthdays to my mama. I love you and wish I could somehow be on the other side of the globe, celebrating with you. I am so blessed to have a woman like you to look up to. Anyone who thinks the domestic life isn't respectable should be ashamed of themselves and take a good look at how you've devoted your life to caring for our family. I can only hope to be half the wife and mother you are some day.
Speaking of mothers, here are some lovely words I have found around the internet lately.
1. this letter from Caitlin Moran to her daughter
2. these journal exerpts from Pink Ronnie, so raw and full of heartache for her first son
3. this story from Kylie, on watching her sister be a mother (via Of Trees and Hues)
Motherhood is a beautiful thing.