"To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world." Five mothers from the Hawaiian islands share their favorite thing about being a mom.
"Favorite part about being a mom: cuddles every morning and looking at the simple things in life through their eyes."
"My favorite part about being a mom is being their friend. They remind me not to take life too seriously, to live in the moment and laugh every single day! The fact that I get to play an instrumental role in their life is by far the greatest and most rewarding gift I’ll ever receive!"
"There’s so many things I could say and so many things I didn’t expect from motherhood that I've had the blessing of experiencing. I love being a mama most because it is a constant reminder of my divine purpose in life, and my lil' rambunctious monkey boy is a constant reminder of what life should be: full of love, fun, adventure, laughter, tears, learning, & growing. I feel so lucky everyday!"
"My daughter always brings me back to the present moment to remind me of what really matters... her giggles, her tears, her pure joy for life. The bond between my daughter and I will always be one that holds my heart; she is my soul. "
"Many don’t know that I raised my not so little sister from a young age. Although challenging at times, the experience is one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my life. I have had the honor of watching her grow into an amazing woman and now an amazing mother. I love you and am so proud of you Kulia. In return, she has helped me raise my own little ones.
My children have taught me love, patience and to stop to take the time to enjoy the little things in life: the moments that are fleeting and may pass you by. My favorite thing about being a mom is hearing my kids say, "I love you." Those words paired with a big warm hug and kiss means the world to me and makes it worth every bit of the effort. I know that it comes from the purest heart ever."