We all read about how life changes after having a baby. Sleep, privacy, friends, romance, and freedom – everything evaporates within few moments. Months of discomfort, pains, stress, fatigue, and body changes. But even after all this, why does a woman wish to be a mother one day? It is for a reason! To experience the best reward one can ever have in the whole world, something that can only be felt but not measured.
There is no training center that teaches you the art of patience that you need the most as a mother. There is no methodology to stay awake for endless nights without any remorse. There is no trick to multi-task activities; there is no device to help you while you remain on your toes 24X7. There is only the energy of motherhood that automatically makes you do whatever your baby needs. I have few takeaways as a proud mommy:
- It has taught me how to respect my body:A healthy mom is a happy mom. Your body and soul are inseparable and if you are able to take good care of your health, only then can you handle your baby properly, who is entirely dependent on you for his every tiny step. Someone rightly said that a mom is actually a powerhouse but she also needs the right fuel to keep running. I might not be very fit today but I am certainly more confident!
- It made me to appreciate relationships:People who matter are those who support you during your days of struggles. You might not need guidance all the time but you’ll need someone who can simply listen to your problems and dilemmas. I have learned to appreciate the small things that people did for me, the hardships of my mother while raising me and how to steer clear of fake people who do nothing but try to put me down.
- I have fallen in love with my hubby a little more:Parenting really tests your relationship because you both turn into a mother and father and at the same time remain partners who have to jointly deal with these life-changing phenomenon. So what if you don’t get your morning teas and that crispy parantha or if your wife yells at you because of the mood swings? And what about the time when your husband comes back after a hectic schedule only to carry the baby in his arms, changes her diapers and tries to put her to sleep? Like I said small things really matter, unconditional support matters and so do the small portions of love!
- Most importantly, I have realized the importance of life:Life is too small for any guilt, hate, agony or repent. I know I can’t have everything in my life, so comparing my life with others is useless. My little girl is growing so fast and time is slipping away. I finally do what makes me happy rather what others expect of me. It’s my life, my motherhood journey, my girl, my hubby, my world, my choices and my experiences. Appreciate what you have got!
So folks that’s my tale, and I’m no exception. Motherhood blesses every mother with her own share of happiness and challenges. It’s how we live with it.
Be ready for this big change, the best one!