The Unseen Hero
Guest post by Caroline Kelley
The Unseen Hero
As the sun rises, so does a mother’s eyes.
Like a well-oiled machine, she begins her day mechanically.
Going through the motions, without skipping a beat- making breakfast, packing lunches, cleaning up spills, dressing herself and her children, school drop offs and driving herself to clock in for an 8-hour shift.
When she clocks out, she fights through traffic to pick up her children from school, gets home, starts the laundry, begins making dinner, helps with homework, cleans, bathes the children, reads them a story, and puts them to bed.
In the quiet hours, while the children sleep, she still works. She finishes laundry, cleans the home, pays the bills, and makes the list for the next day’s tasks.
For 8 hours per weekday, she works for someone else.
For every other waking hour per day, she works tirelessly for her children.
One pays a salary, the other pays with love.
A mother’s work is never finished, you see, as even in the depths of sleep, her mind worries for all the what-ifs, unfinished tasks, and well-being of her children.
Her work is often overlooked and underappreciated, yet she carries on with a heart full of love.
2/23/2023 12:43:08 pm
2/23/2023 02:54:35 pm
An incredible piece of writing that resonates deeply for me.
2/23/2023 03:11:32 pm
2/23/2023 03:29:25 pm
She’s not only a beautiful person, writer and mother but her writing really moves you to appreciate mothers in a whole new perspective.
2/23/2023 04:19:41 pm
2/23/2023 04:50:44 pm
Beautifully written. It touched my soul.
2/23/2023 05:30:26 pm
Beautifully written to show a piece of motherhood.
2/23/2023 06:17:23 pm
Your wonderful words brought tears to my eyes,.We are special and unique souls,.Thank you for the recognition of unselfish love and our dedication we spread every day.
2/27/2023 02:20:08 pm
Mothers. We truly move the world through all our automatic and methodical works each and every day. Your words remind us what we need to consider once in a while - we are incredible creatures that house, give birth, and steer tiny humans that occupy the planet with humanity. Beautifully written and a great reminder. Thank you.
3/3/2023 10:52:35 am
This succinct and beautifully written essay says it all. A mother's life is exhausting, but who would ever give it up.
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