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Motherhood for me then & now: the Mother’s Day with Pandora

Mother’s Day… Ever since I was a child I remember my dad bringing flowers to my mom on this day. My brother and I used to make handmade presents and cards and I remember my mom always being deeply touched by our expression of love to her. Of course, I knew why, I knew it felt good to be loved by us and we were happy to make her feel that way. However it was only years later that I got to realise the actual depth of the emotions my mom felt for us every day but it was probably particularly special for her on Mother’s Day.

 

 

 

Only a year and a half ago, when our little girl first landed in my arms and made me a Mother, I could fully perceive the essence of life – and I am not exaggerating here. Suddenly you feel the universe squeeze into a tiny body right in front of you. Your ancient instincts wake up and you feel the constant urge to protect this little human. You feel the pain of all the mothers that have ever lost their children and of all the children that have never experienced being loved by their mothers like that. And you instantly make a decision to pour all the love you carry in yourself into your baby just because no alternative is possible for you any more.

 

 

Then their life begins. It’s a new life, in which you learn to cope with a hurricane of emotions, starting with overwhelming unconditional love that make you very emotional (your hormones don’t make it easy at that point) and ending with a constant fear of anything that could potentially harm your new-born, who is your universe. You slowly learn to live with these feelings because it becomes clear that they will always stay with you. Never again that part of your heart will be empty again.

 

 

Only then you understand what it means to be a mother. It is to love, to care, to nurture, to sacrifice, to let go, to forget about yourself at times. That is exactly the reason why a tiny expression of love from your baby such as the first kiss, the first hug, the first “Mama” matters so much to you. And Mother’s Day is one of the rare occasions when you can sit back and think about this new or not so new role of yours. You can absorb all the experience, all the joy and all the difficulties that motherhood brings along. You get to celebrate yourself as a Mother.

 

 

As I was typing all of this, I realised I have so much to say, so much to express about this chapter of my life both as a daughter and a mother. That’s the first reason I am so grateful to PANDORA jewellery for the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with them and to present their new collection as a celebration of this wonderful occasion. Another reason is that jewellery has always been a sort of a magical symbol for me. Every time I choose a piece to wear to a particular occasion, I immediately recall where and from who I got it. It’s a subtle reminder of the most important events and people in my life. So every time I wear these jewels from the new PANDORA collection, I will think back about my own second Mother’s Day.

 

 

I carefully chose the pieces I loved most from this PANDORA collection. I wanted to get something subtle and elegant. This time is linked to Spring, and often associated with the rebirth of nature, and something about this piece really reminded me of this special time. I hope one day little Aveline will read these words of mine and whilst wearing this beautiful and meaningful jewellery herself.

 

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21 Comments
  • Tamar

    March 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm Reply

    Oh, so touching and full of love is this article! I can’t wait for the day in some future when I finally myself become mother. I am happy that you are happy!

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm Reply

      Oh thank you so much, Tamar! It’s a magical feeling so I really hope you experience it yourself Xxx

  • Temo

    March 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm Reply

    That necklace looks great with grapes.
    It’s interesting how our perspective changes when come across situations that our parents experienced when we were kids.

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply

      The perspective is everything indeed… For example, as the real Georgian you’ve paid attention to the grapes 😉

  • Natalia Lucchezi

    March 16, 2017 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Dear Madina, thank you so much for sharing, you speak right into my heart ! Love your amazing and inspirational pictures as well !

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply

      Thank you, Natalia, for your kindest words, I appreciate you are here and you say that!

  • Cristina

    March 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Really love these pics

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Cristina

    March 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm Reply

    Love this pics

  • Anastasia

    March 16, 2017 at 7:51 pm Reply

    So beautiful story! Thank you very much for this! ❤️

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply

      Thank you, Anastasia! Xx

  • Helena Rupert

    March 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Your pictures and texts are so touching, thank you for sharing your motherhood experience! Greetings from Manchester, Helena

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply

      I am grateful you like this, Helena! Greetings to your family too

  • Anonymous

    March 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Your post is touched my soul. Even I am not a Mom yet but reading you, I feel like I am getting ready. Thank you for being my role model. Your words are so beautiful like that pieces of jewelry you are talking about.

    • Madina

      March 21, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply

      Oh what a kind comment! I am sure you will enjoy being a mother one day, this feeling is everything. Thank you for your words too

  • Angelique S.

    March 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Hello, Madina! Every time you write a post, I feel like you’re talking about me and my feelings when my son was born. Now I can also relate about how my feelings towards my mother changed once I became one myself. And I love your choice of jewelry!
    I wish your family all the best! With love, Angelique

    • Madina

      March 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply

      Hi Angelique! I am so glad to read these words of yours, I guess these emotions are strong and similar for most parents, and that’s the beauty of parenthood!

  • Masha Rotar

    March 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm Reply

    What a wonderful and touching story & such beautiful images too. You’ve done such a great job mama ❤?

    • Madina

      March 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply

      Oh Masha, how sweet of you to follow our story here and say this! Thank you! Xxx

  • Lex V

    March 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm Reply

    What a special project and blogpost ??

    • Madina

      March 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply

      Thank you for your compliment, Lex! 🙂

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