What is the most vivid childhood memory you have of your mother?
"watching her work non stop since she worked at home, and putting us to bed while we listened to radio novellas.”
When did you know that you wanted to be a mother?
"I truly can't remember when I knew I wanted o be a mother but when I became one at the tender age of 22, I embraced it with all my heart."
What were your initial feelings about motherhood after having your first child?
"My initial feelings about motherhood after my first child were of profound love and at times fear and frustration."
How did your own mother influence the mother you have become?
"My mother was very responsible and strict, and I think I have been a responsible mother but at times too strict in my beliefs"
How did those feelings of motherhood transform as you had your second and third child?
"When I had my second and third child I learned to be less strict with myself and enjoy my children's development more I also became more mature and relevant.”
What have you found to be most gratifying about motherhood?
"The most gratifying about motherhood is the realization that all you did for so many years was so worth it when you see the results in the wonderful human beings I raised.”
What has been most challenging for you as a mother?
Most challenging as a mother is to let go
What does it feel like to have your daughter become a mother?
My daughter becoming a mother is the most amazing experience in my life after giving birth
How has becoming a grandmother impacted you?
Becoming a grandmother had a great impact. I want to live long and healthy and have strong bond with the grandkids so that I will live in their hearts in happy memories forever.
What do you want your granddaughters to know about motherhood?
I want my granddaughters to know that motherhood is beautiful, difficult , intimidating, rewarding, and the most important role in a woman's life
Thanks mom for your HUGE heart. Thanks for modeling such an amazing capacity for love. Not only did you make me feel safe as a child, but your love laid the groundwork for my transformation into mother. I am so happy that my daughters get to experience your unconditional love during these important and influential years in their young lives. I love you mom!