You will never know how much your mother loved you until you become one.

You will never truly know how many sleepless nights she had.

You will never know how many times she kissed your tiny hands.

You will never know how much laundry she truly did, or how many times she put the dishes away in one day.

You will never know how many boo-boos she kissed and Band-Aids she went through.

You will never know how much trust in God she gave during those teenage years.

You will never know how many playdates she planned or vacations she saved for.

You will never know how she juggled driving you to school, soccer practices, and making dinner.

You will never know how she stayed up late just to get a few moments to herself.

You will never know how much she shielded you from, or how many times she didn’t let you see her cry.

You will never know how she never really stopped worrying about you, even now.

You will never know how many times she thanked God for you.

You will never know until you become a mom yourself, and you hold your baby tight.

You will then know how selfless your mom is.

You will know how graceful she is.

You will know what unconditional love truly is.

You will know how to be a mom.

And you will thank God for her.

Rachael Ramas

Rachael is a writer and chief encouragement officer to her fam of four. She is a Jesus lover, baby hugger and schedule juggler. As a midwestern girl living in a South Florida world, she enjoys transcribing her time raising her fournager daughter and wild man one year old. She doesn’t take herself too seriously but does her kids bedtime.