A Tribute to the Working Mom

Whatever situation we are in, or whatever kind of mom we are, let us support and celebrate each other.

Here’s a short tribute to all working moms out there, and to my own mom, who tirelessly work to provide for us, all our lives— even to this date.

 

Hi Mom,

Mornings are busiest, sun is up and so are you

Attending to everyone’s needs and dressing up, too.

You set the day’s mood and try not to nag or scream

Even with the rush and the mess, you tend to our whims

 

Then it is time for you to go and brace the traffic

But here’s your little tot asking “why?” while frantic

“Mommy needs to work, I will see you later, baby”

Oh, why is it a pain to leave everyday lately?

 

At work you need to focus yet you miss us badly,

You sneak a little time to check on me and daddy

There is pressure in your job and tasks need to be done

While also setting up a party that must be fun!

 

How to be more fit, meals to prepare, and budgeting,

You are reading mom stuff while prepping  for a meeting.

Your husband, your sibling, your boss all need something

Still you try to look best even when multi-tasking

 

You’re constantly thinking, oftentimes with anxiety

Working so hard, sometimes forgetting to be happy

You like your job and try to excel to be the best

But part of you wishes you can just go home and rest

 

You go home tired, yet you still have to be on “duty”

Making sure you spend your time with us oh so wisely

You always question if you are doing well, mama

Guilt always haunts you for not having enough time, huh?

 

Serving tirelessly, lovingly, and generously

You’re doubting and neglecting even yourself lately

Your worries, your stress and your tired mind and body

If only you’ll hear, we appreciate all, mommy.

 

Sometimes you just wanna shut down, or maybe snap and shout

Wishing to undo your breakdowns, and plan things all out

But mom, you are not perfect, and you never will be;

Still none can replace you, you are Loved, and best for ME.