I’ve been a mom for about 14 years now and even though I don’t like being a mom at times, I feel so blessed to be one. With mother’s day coming up next month, I’ve decided on doing something in line with that.
I have experienced both the best and worst of motherhood with the best being able to hold my baby right after birth and also leaving the hospital empty handed after being giving birth. With the latter being one of the worst moments in my life, I have so much more to be thankful for.
All of us has our views and opinions on what motherhood means to us and to us and today I am here to share with you what my greatest fulfillment and biggest challenge is being a mom.
My greatest challenge
The struggle is so very real. I work full time and get home a bit late. I am sure that I can try to get to work earlier to be able to get home earlier but I prefer seeing my kids off in the morning which is the reason for me getting to work a bit late. Getting home late at night means cramming a bunch of stuff (cooling, homework, bath time, etc.) into a couple of hours which makes lunchtime at the deli in Spar up the street from the office, sound like a walk in the park. Having one-on-one quality time with each of them is difficult which is why weekends are “solely” devoted to them.
In doing this, it creates further “imbalance” in my mom:wife:homemaker ratio.
My greatest fulfillment
Thankful for the gift of motherhood
Yes, I have experienced a great loss but getting a second chance at receiving the gift of motherhood has brought me so much joy. I am so immensely thankful that I never experienced any trouble falling pregnant as I have many friends and family members who go through this. Even though parenting is the toughest job I’ve ever had to do, I don’t mind the sacrifice it often require.
When you become a mother, your needs automatically seems less important. You give 110% of yourself to that small human (in my case humans) even if your battery is running on 10% or less. You don’t mind loosing sleep. You want the best for them at all cost and you love them with every ounce of your being.
What are some of the challenges you face? What is the one thing about being a mom that brings you joy? Share your thoughts in the comments.