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.

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About 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.

49 thoughts on “104 weeks and 4 days | A Mother’s Day wish

  1. 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

    1. 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

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  7. 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

    1. 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

  8. 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 :)

    1. 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.

  9. What a beautifully written post with fantastic photography xx

  10. 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. 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!)

  12. 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.

  13. I hope they get their happy ending too. :)

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

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  14. 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

  15. 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

    1. 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

  16. 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!) :)

    1. 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 :)

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

        1. 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!! :)

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