The eyes of a mother…

…have dark circles under them no concealer can hide.

…are coated in yesterday’s smudged mascara.

…haven’t had a brow wax in 4 months.

…are getting wrinkles, but we’ll call them laugh-lines.

…are on the back of her head.

…brim with pride at first steps.

…and brim with tears at first boo boos.

…can see in the dark.

…have seen the same episode of Yo Gabba Gabba a zillionty times.

…read the same bedtime story over and over.

…are hard to pry open after sleepless nights.

…cry tears of frustration.

…cry tears of joy.

…smile more than they frown.

…are full of love for her children.

Happy Valentine’s Day, whoever your Valentine may be.

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13 Responses to “The eyes of a mother…”

  1. Beautiful post! And very true!

  2. Krista says:

    I love this. So much.

  3. couldn’t have said it better. I love this.

  4. love this post!! hope you are having a wonderful valentine’s day with your bebehs!

  5. Katherine says:

    LOVVVVVE. “can see in the dark” yes. they sure can! Happy Valentines day lovely!

  6. Sarah-Anne says:

    happy valentine’s day, suzanne! you are gorgeous, mama…
    Sarah-Anne

  7. Ashley says:

    Happy Valentines day! Thanks for reminding me that being a mom even though I tend to look a little rough i can know that someone does still love me and wants me to be their valentine!

  8. Holly says:

    This is so sweet and true! Happy Valentines to you and your happy family!!

  9. It is a fabulous picture of you! And, a beautiful post! :)

  10. Joni says:

    This is a beautiful photo. I’d totally make up any excuse to use that.

  11. Julie S. says:

    What a sweet post! Great photo- love it.

  12. I love this post. Just so sweet.

    Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day!

  13. Anna says:

    Very sweet and very true. Might add that occasionally in my case they should shift their gaze to their poor husbands once in a while (especially on valentines day)

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