The Story Behind This Picture Will Bring You to Tears

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“I was debating whether or not to post this, but this is real, raw, and one of the absolute worst parts of Motherhood that at some stage, we will all go through!!
The part nothing or no-one can prepare you for, the part where you would give every ounce of your entire being to make your poor baby feel ok again.
Every cry and every tear makes your heart break just that little bit more and your only wish is that it was you instead.
I haven’t slept in days and am physically & mentally exhausted myself, but as all Mums do, we keep going!
This morning as Summer was coughing, being sick and working herself up into a frenzy, my Mumma instincts kicked in and I put us both in the shower, with the soothing sound of running water and the warmth touching our skin, she was calm within minutes……then, my 5 year old came in and snapped this!! Such a raw emotive moment of Motherhood in all her glory……messy bun and all!!”

This photo of a mom comforting her sick little girl is stunning — and even more remarkable because her 5-year-old son took it.

After her two sons got the flu, Kelli Bannister’s youngest child also caught the bug. As 1-year-old Summer coughed herself to tears, Kelli tried to calm her daughter in the shower, hoping the warm water would help. “My Mumma instincts kicked in and I put us both in the shower, with the soothing sound of running water and the warmth touching our skin, she was calm within minutes,” Kelli wrote on Facebook.

As the exhausted pair was cradled in the shower, Kelli’s son, Taj, came in to let his mom know that she had received a text message, then took a few photos of his mom soothing his sister. Kelli didn’t remember that Taj had snapped any photos until later that day and was left speechless by what she found on her phone. “When I saw this particular image I was actually quite taken back at how real and raw it was,” Kelli told the Daily Mail Australia. “A moment of pure exhaustion but an incredible bond of unconditional love between a mother and child.”

Kelli shared the stunning snapshot on Facebook with an honest message about how caring for a sick child is the worst part of motherhood. “The part nothing or no one can prepare you for, the part where you would give every ounce of your entire being to make your poor baby feel OK again,” Kelli captioned the black-and-white photo. “Every cry and every tear makes your heart break just that little bit more and your only wish is that it was you instead.”

 

One thought on “The Story Behind This Picture Will Bring You to Tears

  • April 21, 2016 at 9:39 AM
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    Beautiful. Precious moment i would say.

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