On a beautiful afternoon, while i took my little one out to the park for a stroll i ran into an old friend.
Him: Hey! its been so long,
Me: yeah its really been a long time. How you doing?
Him: I am doing very good, What are you upto?
Me: currently, I am a stay at home mommy to this little muffin.
Him: Aww she is adorable, but tell me something are you worth just to be a Stay at home parent?
And i was numb for a moment, but i smiled and wrapped up the conversation with an approval to catch up for a coffee sometime soon. Since then something made me uncomfortable for the next few weeks, and that was a four letter word in his sentence JUST. It that made me question if I was doing enough for my life. It made me rethink my goals and aspirations and I wondered, have i become unproductive in life? am I barely just raising my child, looking after a family, and running a household. After being disturbed and distracted for quite a few days, while I was reading an article on self worth, I realized Sometimes we like to measure our worth as moms based on a bunch of external variables. Can someone truly quantify the worth of a woman? The truth remains that our worth as woman and as mothers is immeasurable. We are making a difference to the society by raising a responsible human. When you start feel “is that really big deal? Every mommy does it” remind yourself the old saying that says, “the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” I think there is a lot of truth in this saying!!!
Never underestimate the power that is within you, women and mothers are some of the most valuable and powerful influences of this world. I want to congratulate myself and all you women and mothers for the love and devotion we display towards our children and family. Lets Be encouraged that all those hard times, sleepless nights, long days, trips to the doctors, cooking a four course meal, cleaning up after them, running them around to all their activities, a house full of hungry friends & family and arguments with strong willed family members. These are all completely worth it when Someday you and I will look back and say we did it.
I want to encourage all of you fellow mothers that as you give up on yourself and invest into your children’s lives, be confident, that you are a World Developer and World Changer, even when it doesn’t feel like you are because you are a MOTHER and before that you are a woman!
I made a promise to myself that i don’t need someone else to acknowledge to my self worth to make it real. And I don’t want to look elsewhere for affirmation of my value as a woman or mother. Are you with me on this? Share with me your take on this.
As the world celebrates the International Women’s day , we the bunch of bloggers have come together with Neha from sharingourexperiences.com, Deepali from myteenytot.com and Anubhuti from criesnlaughter.com to rejoice this spirit of womanhood.
I would like Thank Gunjan for introducing me, and next in train is Sagrika.
Do visit their blogs too, I am sure you would love to read what they have written on this topic. And please don’t forget to leave them some love.