Katie Holmes shares a beautiful private moment with her daughter

Life with kids is crazy. There’s noise, mess, siblings vying for attention, and if it’s quiet, that’s a sure sign they’re up to something. Reflective moments are rare, and it’s even rarer to witness those moments in another family.

Katie Holmes shared a quiet moment with her daughter Suri on Instagram, and with almost 24,000 likes, this private moment has proven to be anything but.

#surprise #happybirthdaymom #family #friends #gratitude 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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The photo is one of a black and white series that documents the surprise birthday party Holmes threw for her mum, Kathleen. In the first shot, guests hide in anticipation of Kathleen’s arrival. Although the photo is blurry, you can feel the excitement in the room.

#happybirthdaymom #surprise #gratitude #family 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Revelry continues into the night with crowds of guests dancing and talking, but it’s the photos taken at the end of the night that have captured our hearts.

#gratitude #littleangels #blessed

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Holmes sits in a deep armchair with Suri and a second little girl in her lap, shoes kicked off, and clearly feeling that satisfied exhaustion you experience when your big event is a hit. All three are still in their party dresses. Suri’s white silk and lace dress mingles with her little friend’s mountain of soft tulle.

#blessed #goodnight #gratitude #happybirthdaymom #family #love 🎉🎉🎉

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The last photo in the series is Holmes and Suri cuddling in their own little world. It’s a moment every mother knows, and Holmes’ hashtag “#blessed” is spot on.

#happyweekend #hamptons #friendship #apollo #gratitude

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Holmes’ Instagram feed is full of selfies showing off her gorgeous, endearingly lopsided smile. It follows her from photo shoots to movie premieres to fashion shows. Rarely are her followers treated to a mother-daughter shot.

It’s the rarity of these photos that make them special, but even more so, it’s the acknowledgement that no matter how grand someone’s life seems, nothing is grander than those fleeting, blissful moments between mother and child.

For more beautiful moments shared between mothers and their children, check out our post on celebrity mums sharing beautiful breastfeeding moments.

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