On Being a Mother

As I watch my daughter, my heart is filled with love, pride and gratitude. I loved her even before I ever held her in my arms and I know that I will always love her, no matter what….But what has really humbled me is her love for me.

I did nothing extraordinary to acquire or deserve her affection. And yet when she looks at me, the twinkle in her eyes tells me that she has accepted me unconditionally just as I have always accepted her. There are no expectations that I have to live up to. I am not being put through any sort of a judgment…… I am just wholeheartedly blessed with this perfect unconditional love. I am not sure that I am worthy of such a love….. But when she looks at me with a precious little smile on her face…..I rest assured.And since my remunerations and payment is pure love, I think that being a mother is the highest paid job ever.

I teach her to stand on her own, knowing I will always be there to catch her should she fall. I pray God protects her when I cannot. I repay her love in every way I can. I would not be the person I have become had it not been for their precious love.

Parenthood is not a sun-filled meadow of joy but it is the most awesome, fulfilling, and life-changing experience of my life. With 9 years of experience in raising a child under my belt, I can vouch for the fact that raising children is not a smooth ride. At times it can feel overwhelming. There are diapers to change, tantrums to weather, and sleepless nights to endure.Being a mother forces you to live in the present moment. It tests your strength, courage and patience. You aren’t going to make the best decision every time. It takes you to your edge and challenges you in every way.

someone has said-A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. this is what being a parentis all about.

The beauty of raising children is the thing that adults can re-discover and re-learn through them. As I taught my daughter to grow up, she taught me to be ready for the next adventure with a childlike enthusiasm. While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

The end product of raising a child is not the child… But the parent

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One Response to On Being a Mother

  1. Yes it is a great experience. Enjoy.

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