Today is mother’s day in the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and so many other countries in Europe and around the world. As part of the celebration, many famous mothers letters were published on the Times Magazine. And one of them was from Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl group member who has three boys and a girl with her footballer husband, David Beckham.
In the letter, Victoria talked about so many things that mothers go through including making sacrifices for the sake of their children. And most importantly, she talked about how they make sure their children understand humility and “never, ever take anything for granted.”
Below is the content of her letter.
“They are a wonder to me every day. From a teenage son through to a toddler daughter, each moment of every day is filled with different energies, activities, feelings and a lot of comedy. Being in a position where they live such a privileged life, it is important that our children understand humility, that they appreciate how their parents have worked very hard to create this life for the family and that they, too, have a responsibility to work hard, be respectful and never, ever take anything for granted.”
“Like so many working mothers all over the world, I feel the constant struggle to be the best mother I can, whilst setting a good example to my children to work hard. I travel for work when it’s necessary, and I miss them all the time when I am away.”
“I have always been a great believer that women should support women, and my admiration goes out to mothers everywhere, as they constantly put their own needs behind those of their children, embracing daily uncertainties and entering the new uncharted territories that each day brings, to be, in return, rewarded with joy and unending love.”