by Linda Castillo
When I was pregnant I worried about becoming a mother. I could not even imagine that this little precious life would be in my hands and that my husband and I would be responsible to raise her. It was an overwhelming thought that every day my little one would depend on me.
It wasn’t until my daughter was born that I truly realized how much a mother sacrifices for her family. From the moment I get up until the time that I go to bed my family is always on my mind or I am doing something for my family.
I remember one night after a long day at work, cooking dinner, and cleaning the kitchen, I was giving my daughter her bath. It is part of our nightly routine and it is precious time that I cherish with her. Out of nowhere my daughter hugged me and kissed me four times! At that instant, an amazing feeling of love took me. It was such beautiful moment.
I am so blessed to have my daughter in my life and now everyday is filled with wonderful moments. I love to watch learn new things or laugh with all her heart. My daughter inspires me to be the best mother that I can be and I am passionate about being a loving, caring mother for my daughter.
Note: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Johnson & Johnson. All opinions expressed are my own.
Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of http://www.modernlatina.com/. She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.