“Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all, love.” – Lysa TerKeurst
What is motherhood?
A question which an expectant mother often asks,
A question which a new mother asks,
A question which even a mother sometimes asks herself
Well, motherhood is a big milestone in a woman’s life. It is indeed a new chapter and I hate to say it but the most difficult job in this world. In other words, motherhood can also be defined as an unknown strength in a woman, which she was unaware of until she had children. Many women find a sense of meaning and purpose in their life. Having children is a blessing and showering them with love, passion, hugs and kisses is a feeling that is out of this world.
Motherhood journey is not a bed of roses. Sometimes it may be emotional. When you label yourself as a mom it is forgetting who you are and keeping yourself ahead of someone else. Some days may be very rough when you land up thinking that all you do the whole day long is feeding, napping, changing and laundry. And no doubt we love our children to eternity but still, motherhood leaves us for wanting for things which are outside our homes.
Then motherhood can be exhausting, with waking up at odd hours and feeding the child, even when you swaddle the little one in your arms. All you think that time is how you made this baby and cannot deny that the baby is truly yours. At times you may dream of what the future holds for them
At other times motherhood is trying to put your baby to bed at half-past twelve, as she is wide awake since she slept at an odd hour. It can be rather annoying to read out Little Red Riding Hood for the nth time and wishing that she would fall asleep instantly. And as soon as she sleeps you smother her with hugs and kisses … but are equally careful that you do not wake her up.
Motherhood also means cleaning up the mess your children create. It’s a cycle of preparing meals, snacks, cooking, wiping the kitchen and cleaning the dishes. Once you are done with that you figure out, that you have to clean muddy footprints and tiny jam prints on the floor and windows. Sometimes you even land up wiping sticky noses, smelly bums and drying tears.
Motherhood is also cuddles, snuggles and kisses. On rainy days it’s curling under the blankets and playing behind the pillow fort. On sunny days it’s having fun and playing in dirt and sand. It’s like making memories and then when they grow up, it’s going down the memory lane to spend another moment with them.
Do let me know what do you think about motherhood? I would love to read about your thoughts!
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