Sweetest Mom: Sally Ferrer
Earlier this year, I received the greatest gift of my life, my little girl Beatrix. My pregnancy was not easy and I went trough a traumatic labor. I had to go through weeks of the baby blues. My little girl is now 15 weeks old and I am very much enjoying motherhood. I would not have been able to go through all the stress and the fun that I'm having now if not for my Mom, Sally. She continues to be my strength and inspiration to be a good mother.
Being a new mom is not an easy task. She was there every step of the way. She helped me a lot with the baby and took over the household chores. Growing up, she had taught us very good values that truly helped me and my siblings become successful at school and in our chosen careers. My Dad left to work abroad to work for a number of years and she raised four kids by herself during this time. She lost a child but instead of caving in due to sadness, she focused more on being a mom to the rest of us her children. She worked two jobs during the last 18 years. She managed to provide for the family financially and still nurtured us emotionally. My mom now takes care of Beatrix when I returned to work. This should have been the time for her to slow down since she has worked hard all these years but she still chooses to be with her grandchild and still manages to work in the afternoons. Seeing my mom with Beatrix gives me so much confidence that not only is she in safe hands, she is also well loved. My wish for my first Mother's Day is for my mom to continue to be blessed with good health and that I will be able to become a great mom to Beatrix just like my mom is to me. She is a true wind beneath my wings.