I love my kids.
I love their laughter and their voice, their thousand little questions about anything and everything.
I love smell of their bodies and touch of those little hands, the thousand kisses and the big bear hugs.
I love how they love everything I do for them — make a cake or read a story, massage their heads or bake an apple pie.
I love how they trust me to fix anything and everything—an aching ankle or the bad dream, a bad day in school or a broken heart.
I love how they think I’m always right—be it a disagreement or an argument, a war of words or a real quarrel with their dad.
I love how they awakened the emotions—raw and deep and sharp, I never knew existed inside me. I love how they were part of my body once, connected to my soul.
I love how they taught me the meaning of selfless love and putting others first.
And most of all, I love how they gave birth to a new me; a Mother who was not there before and how they taught ‘that new me’ to stop judging my mother and father and recognize their selfless love.
Neena lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, two children, a highly energetic German Shepherd, and a lifetime collection of her favorite books.
A hermit at heart, she’s a permissive mother, a reluctant housekeeper, a superb cook, and a hard-core reader.
Tied to Deceit is her debut novel.
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