If mamahood has taught me one thing, it is to cherish the simple moments. Usually these consist of the moments that I took so much for granted before having a baby. Whether it be sleep (number one of course!), having an engaging conversation with my husband, or sitting down to eat a meal, I now have a different perspective about life. I think that an amazing part about being a mom is not only the sacrifice we give to our children, but what THEY teach US. What motherhood, teaches us. Everyday I am humbled by something new and something that I know I needed to learn. THIS is why motherhood is the best.
Mamahood is something you put your absolute soul into, and although the days and nights are long, the reward is infinite. Whether that reward be in the kiss planted on your cheek by your two-year-old who threw sand in your face earlier that day, or in the sweet cooing and smile of your newborn baby who was up all night. These gestures all relay the same sweet reminder of why we continue day after day, week after week. I never thought I could learn so much in just 11 short weeks, but I believe I have learned and grown emotionally and mentally more than I ever have. There are days when being a mom feels like you just earned a big fat F. But then baby girl will smile back at me and my heart melts, and I know I am doing something right. That’s why motherhood is the best.
Mamahood teaches you that you are superwoman! Seriously, I’m not kidding. Although the days are hard and long, you do it over and over and over again. Not to brag, but we’re pretty awesome. No matter how hard one day is, we wake up the next day and do it all over again, some days because we have to, other days because we truly want to. And that’s okay! But being a mom teaches you how STRONG you are and how you can do it! Which is pretty amazing to me. I’ve done things I never thought I could do with a baby, like type with one hand while holding her and even taking her to class with me (not recommended if you want to learn ;)) ! Whenever I have to do anything else that seems hard, I just think of how I’m a mom and how I can pretty much do almost anything else. That’s how awesome it is.
Mamahood is constantly teaching you how to be more patient, loving and how to keep trying again and again. I was talking to a friend about how dang easy to feel like a bad mom (hello– I accidentally clipped my baby’s pacifier clip to her arm), but then you have to think about how all those “bad times” your baby and children easily forget, and how much they need you and love you. How they are so quick to forgive and forget. Gosh, I need to be more like a child. Being a mom requires significant sacrifice but the love you feel for your precious child or children is undeniable. It’s funny, I can become so overwhelmed, tired and frustrated, but then when I put my baby down for a nap, half the time I spend looking at pictures of her on my phone! Anyone else? But then at the same time I’m also staring at the baby monitor hoping she’ll just stay asleep a little (or a lot) longer. Oh the joy of mamahood. It truly is the best and so rewarding. No other job can quite compare.
What do you love most about mamahood?
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