mother holds her daughter's hand while taking her to school. She can't stop
thinking about all the things she has to do: shop for groceries, clean the
house, cook. She's fed up with all these tasks.She can't wait for the day when
her daughter is old enough to go to school all by herself. Maybe by
the time that happens, she will be able to spend a few days at the spa or on
the beach with her husband. The mother also has
a younger son, who can't stop crying lately. Nights are endless and she just
wants to rest, even if it's just for a few hours.
But a letter written by this very mother is
For the last time
"From the first time you hug your baby,
you will never be the same person.
Maybe you long for the person you were before.
When you had freedom, time.
And nothing in particular to worry about.
You will know fatigue like never before.
And the days will run together as if they were
all the same, filled with feedings and burps.
Diaper changing and crying.
Complaints and arguments.
Naps or lack of naps.
It may seem like an unending cycle.
But do not forget...
There is a last time for everything.
The day will come when you feed your child for
the last time.
They will sleep on your lap after a long day.
And it will be the last time you hug your
child while they are sleeping.
One day, you will carry them on your hip and
then put them down.
And after that, you will never pick them up in
the same way.
You will wash their hair one evening in the
And from that day on, they will want to bathe
They will hold your hand to cross the street.
And then they will never ask for it again.
They will slip into your room in the middle of
the night for a cuddle. And suddenly it will be the last night they wake you up.
One afternoon, you will sing "The wheels
on the bus" to them and do all the movements. And then you will never sing
that song again.
give you a kiss goodbye at school, and the next day you will be asked not to go
You will read one last story to them while
they are in bed and clean one last dirty face.
They will run and throw themselves into your
arms for the last time.
fact is, you never know when that last time will come.
Until there are no other times.
And even then, it will take you a while to
So while you are living in all of these
moments, remember there's only a small number of them and when they are
finally gone, you will give anything to relive any one of them."
Read this beautiful letter when you are
desperate or tired. Being a mother is difficult, but it's also a unique
experience full of moments to cherish.