To define motherhood is difficult. One can only describe how it feels, as experiences differ from each other. But in my own words, after some deep thought (and months of immersion), I would say that it is like a constant game of surprises–leaving you feeling tired and defeated, but designed to keep you inspired and rewarded, and meant to have you win before it even begins.
Being a first time mom, needless to say, so much lessons have been, and are being learned. Lessons not just on taking care of my child, but those that teach and lead me to the best version of myself.
For moms out there, I’m sure you found a richer, more profound meaning on patience, sacrifice and unconditional love.
However, the day-to-day of the role is also of profundity–profoundly challenging. It’s not like an 8-to-5 kind of routine, but really more of when you open your eyes until you close them.
Some days are short, some are long–it really depends on the boss’s mood. It could be hugs and kisses one day, and just plain madness the next. In your heart, you will alway be grateful for the gift of children. But it is also the same heart that you want to stab when your baby just feels like being up all night, twisting and turning and just effortlessly exhausting your last ounce of energy.
And this comes extra hard when you have other responsibilities aside from the mommy hat. Often it makes you want to pray for 100 hours in a day, or maybe want a genie take care of all, and off the list.
But at the end of the day, when you’re about to shut off and close the lights, the craziness that has been, after the hundredth hour that only garnered 3 tasks done from the seemingly endless load, your heart is full, your aching body is ready for another battle in a few hours, because for your child, you are the genie that makes all his wishes come true.
And that, my friend, makes us champs in this incomparable league of women, in the sport that calls us moms.
How’s your motherhood story like? Post a photo of your little one and tell me about your experience as a new mom below!