There is something miraculous about being a mother. Whether motherhood is a sacrifice or a privilege I am yet to figure out, but it definitely is something I appreciate and wouldn’t I have my life any other way.
I am certainly not the same person I was before having a daughter. Being a mother has changed me for good, it’s difficult to describe in words until you experience it for yourself.
The sacrifices I make in my everyday life as a mother, now feel more like adjustments that I make and feel privileged about making. As a mother I go out of the way to make sure everything falls right in place. Everything is more planned and orrganised in my life now unlike the spontaneous ride before.
Motherhood comes as a constant amazement to me. I once believed I was fearless and more carefree in life, but now motherhood has made me cautious of little things. I am afraid of leaving my baby away for a while, I am in pain if I see her sick or suffering. On the other hand being a mother has also made me much stronger as a person; when it comes to my daughter I can fight with my own self.
I now respect myself more as a woman, I feel it really needs a super human power to nurture a calm and happy child for nine months in your womb. Everyday I want to improve as an individual to be an ideal role model for my daughter. I want to bring in more positivity, stay fit and eat healthy to raise a healthy and responsible individual. I continuously try to make our own little world a better place for her to live in.
Motherhood has made me realise the true definition of being happy is that one extra hug or kiss from my little one. Being a mother is all about putting your child first, it’s about buying a doll house rather than those pair of red shoes you really want and feeling just as ecstatic about it. Now, when I have my feet in my parents shoes I can exactly understand what they did for me and why. I respect them for the happy adjustments they made to make me what I am today as a human being.
The ride up until now has been exhilarating and I can’t wait to see what motherhood has in store for me next. It helped me discover my true inner strength. It has transformed me into a better and more responsible individual. Being a mother makes me want to be so much more than I am. Motherhood has and will continue to teach me intense and concentrated lessons of life like selflessness, compassion, empathy, courage, endurance, patience, long-suffering, and charity. All I know is, with every passing day it’s proving to be a little more of privilege and a little less of sacrifice.
This post is a part of the blog train- 2 started by Pooja Kawatra of Mums & Babies where she has brought together mothers from across the globe. Do read her blog post on How Motherhood has changed me – http://www.themumsandbabies.com/2017/09/how-motherhood-has-changed-me/ and more on the blog train Here- http://www.themumsandbabies.com/2017/09/motherhood-stories-blog-train/