May I just say how difficult yet easy it is to be a mother.
Difficult because this lifestyle takes devoted time and efforts, sacrifices, and dedication from mind, body, and heart.
Easy because it comes so easily.
I remember when we found out we were pregnant, my first thought was “Oh no!“. I was scared of something I had absolutely no knowledge of. Never did I plan for this. I’ve always been extremely paranoid at handling any situation in life that I quickly draw up a plan in my head from a-z. I couldn’t with this one. This was a whole new new for me. I couldn’t think of how to cater to a piece of me. There wasn’t any YouTube video or “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” book that could teach me that. I just had to do me, patiently.
Doing all that I could, reading on how pregnancy affects a woman’s body, the changes in your senses and whether or not you’ll be one of the lucky ones that doesn’t get morning sickness, didn’t teach me what was given to me as soon as I pushed my little one out. It truly comes easily, in my opinion.
The dedication and all that extra stuff I mention up there is another story. I mean, you’ve got to feed this human you pushed out! That’s pretty stressful if you think about it. All jokes aside, no matter how much us mothers complain, cry, needing more time alone or having to hide in the bathroom to enjoy a granola bar, our children are our blessing. I’ve learned so much from mine.
My child has shown me you can be a teacher at any age. She has taught me a great deal. Constantly teaching me patience and helping me fight my own fears. Showing me true love and it’s battles. Teaching me to better myself in all aspects of life as a woman. And through it all, she does it with a smile. The most positive human being I know. Not even anger puts her at edge.
What I’m most grateful for is she’s taught me “love is patient, love is kind.”
A verse I can’t neglect –
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7