104 weeks and 4 days | A Mother’s Day wish

I’ve been thinking a lot about Mother’s Day in the run up to today.

Given the fact that my babies turned two just a couple of days ago, I’ve been reminiscing and waxing lyrical about being their mama; thanking my lucky stars for their existence and thinking about my journey to get there.

I have read a lot of blog posts about ‘the perfect Mother’s Day gift’; what mums would especially like — treats or actions — to make their Mother’s Day more special or memorable.

I have just one wish.

For all the ladies who desperately yearn to be a mother, all the women undergoing invasive fertility treatment to conceive; for all of my amazing, stoic, girlfriends who’ve had loss after loss and dream of holding their baby in their arms.

For the ones who hope to,  one day,  read their child a bedtime story or hold their little one’s hand as they cross the road.

I wish them the gift of motherhood.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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49 Comments

  1. Mackenzie Glanville (reflectionsfromme.com)
    15th March 2015 / 11:20 am

    stunning photograph, such detail

    • 15th March 2015 / 11:22 am

      Thanks so much Mackenzie — my husband took it! I wanted to remember how little the boy’s feet were!

      • Mackenzie Glanville (reflectionsfromme.com)
        17th March 2015 / 10:35 am

        you are lucky to have a talented photographer as your hubby, it is great to have amazing photographs to capture those precious baby moments.

        • 17th March 2015 / 10:49 am

          I really am!! He’s been taking pics and documenting our life for the last 20 years — it was lovely to see his talents put to full use when the Twinkles arrived!! :)

  2. 15th March 2015 / 11:28 am

    Aww, such a sweet post. Happy birthday to your twins! My little boy turns two in a couple of months too, eek. You are right, being a mother is the greatest gift of all on mother’s day. Hope you have a lovely day :) x P.S. Gorgeous photo, love babies feet so much (that makes me sound a big weird!) :)

    • 15th March 2015 / 11:44 am

      Thanks so much pet — I feel so lucky to be a mama, I just wish the same for all the ladies who are wanting so much to be a mum. It’s so sad — I thought we’d never get here and I know just how hopeless and desperate you can feel. Thanks for your lovely comment xx

      PS — and no, you don’t sound weird!! I love them too :)

  3. 15th March 2015 / 1:05 pm

    So well written, and beautifully put. I agree so much. I am SO lucky I can’t even imagine what my life may have been like without our happy ending. Thanks for reminding me and writing such a beautiful post. Happy Mother’s Day xxxx Jess xxx

    • 15th March 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks lovely. I thank my lucky stars every day that I have my boys — it’s certainly not something I take for granted — the journey to motherhood was so long and arduous.

      It breaks my heart to know so many women are in that same situation now and some will never have their happy ending xx

  4. 15th March 2015 / 5:06 pm

    What a lovely post! It is important to remember just how special it is to be a Mother and that sadly it isn’t something everyone gets to experience, I so wish that wasn’t the case too xx

    • 16th March 2015 / 10:37 am

      It’s so special isn’t it? I wish every woman who yearns for a child gets the opportunity xx

  5. 15th March 2015 / 10:36 pm

    I hope they get their happy ending too. :)

    Such a lovely well written post and I adore that photo – breathtaking.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • 16th March 2015 / 10:39 am

      Yep — me too. And thank you, re the photo!! Will tell Dickie — he’ll be really chuffed! :)

  6. 16th March 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Ah Caro that is just so so beautiful, you really re a wonderful person x

    • 16th March 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah — that’s such a lovely thing to say xx

  7. stephanie siviter
    17th March 2015 / 7:43 am

    I think this thought most days – breaks my heart that friends who would be so deserving of having a child are unable to. 100% agree with you.

    • 17th March 2015 / 10:53 am

      Aaaah me too Stephanie — I wish I could wave a magic wand. Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  8. 17th March 2015 / 9:51 am

    Such a beautiful post. Hope your toddlers had a lovely birthday and that you get your wish. Motherhood is a beautiful thing (although it can be so easy to lose sight of that in amongst the sleepness nights!)

    • 17th March 2015 / 10:51 am

      Thanks Louise. I hope so too… I have some really close girlfriends that I’d love to see, finally, become mothers. It’s such a privilege to have a baby.

  9. Anna busby
    17th March 2015 / 10:19 am

    beautiful picture and post #twinklytuesday

  10. 17th March 2015 / 1:43 pm

    How absolutely lovely, you made me well up a bit there, what a beautiful wish to have. And a gorgeous photo too x #twinklytuesday

  11. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    17th March 2015 / 2:48 pm

    What a beautifully written post with fantastic photography xx

    • 17th March 2015 / 3:22 pm

      Thanks so much Laura — that’s so lovely of you to say x

  12. 17th March 2015 / 2:53 pm

    I love that photo – so beautiful.

    The message with it is just gorgeous as well.

    #twinklytuesday

    • 17th March 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks so much Megan! I’ll let my husband know you liked it!! He’ll be really pleased. And thank you for your lovely comment x

  13. 17th March 2015 / 4:10 pm

    Such a beautiful post love. It truly breaks my heart to see couples so desperate to be parents. xxx

  14. 17th March 2015 / 5:36 pm

    What a lovely, compassionate wish. You are a spectacular person to think of others instead of yourself on Mother’s Day!

    • 17th March 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Aaah that’s such a lovely thing to say Christina — but to be honest I think it a LOT! Not just on Mother’s Day. I’m still pinching myself that I have my babies and I know just how hard it is when you’re, unsuccessfully, trying to conceive. I know quite a few women who’d give anything to be a mum. It’s really sad.

    • 17th March 2015 / 9:20 pm

      I think it’s a wish shared by many. I wish it would come true!! x

  15. 17th March 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Oh what a gorgeous post. Everyone should have the chance at becoming a mother if that’s what they wish – it’s so unfair that it’s not always the case. Thanks for linking this post up with our #TwinklyTuesday :)

    • 17th March 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Too true — I dearly wish it was the case. It really is SO unfair. Thanks so much for letting me co-host!! X

  16. 17th March 2015 / 8:35 pm

    This is beautiful. i’ve just had a nosey at your about section. We had fertility problems too and had our little boy through IVF – also in Spring ’13! I feel very grateful, every day for reaching this point, and so sad for everyone that does not. This is a really lovely wish and your boys are just gorgeous x
    #twinklytuesday

    • 17th March 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Yvette — and congratulations on your little boy! I’m still pinching myself to be honest — at one point I really thought it would never happen. I couldn’t be any more grateful than I am today x

  17. Stacey
    17th March 2015 / 9:11 pm

    This post made me tear up what a beautiful post, I totally agree. Happy birthday to your twins. xx

    • 17th March 2015 / 9:27 pm

      Aaah Stacey! I didn’t mean to make you cry!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment x

  18. 18th March 2015 / 9:48 am

    Perfect, every one deserves their happy ending.

    • 18th March 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Yes, they really do. Such a shame it doesn’t always happen that way x

  19. 18th March 2015 / 9:59 am

    Oh my. Such a beautiful thoughtful, selfless wish. i know so many woman who have or are still trying so very hard. Thank you for the reminder of this gift that is motherhood.

    • 18th March 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks Sarah — you’re right, it is a gift. I think, when we’re young, we very much assume that children will come naturally, as a rite of passage. Sadly it’s just not the case sometimes.

  20. 19th March 2015 / 2:30 pm

    What a beautiful post and what an AWESOME photo – I love it!! Oh I echo your words above too :) Mim @ mamamim.com #twinklytuesday

    • 19th March 2015 / 6:40 pm

      That’s a lovely thing to say — thank you so much :) x

  21. 19th March 2015 / 10:40 pm

    What a beautiful Mother’s Day wish. I totally agree, motherhood should be available to all women. One day, I hope your wish will come true. Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars xxxxxx

    • 21st March 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Thanks Heledd. It’s a sad fact of life that it probably won’t ever happen. Not in my lifetime anyway — although I sincerely wish it would x

  22. Mrs Puddleducky
    20th March 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Short but strong. What a special post, reminding all us mummys how lucky we are x

    • 21st March 2015 / 1:59 pm

      Thanks ever-so much — that’s a really lovely comment. Thank you X

  23. 21st March 2015 / 7:01 pm

    A beautiful photograph and a beautiful post from a beautiful lady. These words are so true. My heart goes out to so many of my friends who just want to hold their baby in their arms. I have experienced baby loss and it is heartbreaking. I just wish that and infertility were not issues any woman ever needs to face. A gorgeous post, darling. It brought a little tear to my eye. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 22nd March 2015 / 7:55 pm

      It is heartbreaking. I don’t think anyone could ever quite understand how much unless they’d been though it. Even thinking about it now makes me cry — I am beyond grateful to have my precious, beautiful, little sons x

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