When we hear the word Motherhood, it is like soft music that is so sweet to hear, but behind the words is a great responsibility that you have to embrace wholeheartedly.
When we were young, we often heard stories from our Mom, Aunt, or cousins who had experience in motherhood. Of course, we do not know what they are saying, often we just think exaggerating or maybe they are in a mood of self-pity. So, we just ignore that and shrug our shoulders.
In my late 20’s all my friends had family and children and there was an incident when I made fun of my friend when she called her daughter “baby”. She’s a teenager, why baby? She smiled and answered me, you will know that once you have a child.
Now, I’m a mother. Everything I heard before, I can say I fully understand. The roller coaster ride of emotions during my pregnancy, I feel all tired, lack of sleep at night, stress on the amount of housework to do, budgeting, eagerness to learn and discover new things about parenting, bringing your baby outside to have some activity and a lot more. But behind those struggles, there is the precious reward that no amount of money can replace. The joy that comes with motherhood is more dominant. Just one smile from your child, all your worries will melt away.
Motherhood is one of the most challenging parts for us women, embracing the changes happens to us, from physical change to the way we think, and most of all our emotions. There are times when you will be tested in your steadiness. You will be strengthened by the hardships you have suffered, and you will be able to prove that I can overcome everything as long as I see my family happy.
Being a mother is learning about the strength you didn’t know you had and dealing with your fears you never knew existed.
I am proud of who I am today because I was raised by a strong woman whom I called my Mother.
By: Grace Pellas