Hoda Kotb celebrated Mother’s Day with gratitude after her youngest daughter, Hope, was hospitalized in February.
“Hopey and Haley— you made me what I had always dreamed of becoming— a mother,” the “Today” show co-host captioned a series of Instagram photos of her on Sunday.
The broadcast journalist — who shares 3-year-old Hope and Haley, 6, with ex Joel Schiffman — shared a handful of photos with her daughters and mother, Sameha Kotb, whom she also gushed over in her caption.
“And to my mom— nothing was even possible without your love xoxo,” she wrote.
In a separate Instagram post, Hoda, 58, posted a photo with the girls and their Mother’s Day artwork, captioning the sweet snap, “ .”
Hoda beamed alongside her daughters and their custom handprint flower paintings with Hope shyly grinning as she displayed a Mickey Mouse-shaped toy.
The youngest had been hospitalized in February due to a health scare that prompted the television host to take a leave of absence for a few weeks from the “Today” show.
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Despite not sharing what the 3-year-old had been hospitalized for, Hoda did previously admit that the incident was “really scary.”
She shed more light on her time looking after her daughter during a May 8 episode as she recalled “begging” nurses to let her bathe her daughter.
“I wanted to give her a bath and they could only sponge her and I said, ‘Please, I’m begging you, I just want a bath for my child,’” she said.
Sharing that the nurses complied, Hoda continued, “And I remember they got this little plastic thing, and they put it in the shower and put Hope in it and I remembered, like, that tiny thing, but it was everything at the time.”
Despite scary times, Hoda has rejoiced over the health of her daughters, gushing that they are “vibrant and brilliant,” and that she is “over the moon” to have Hope back home.
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