Being a mother is joyful and hard work. Its one of my greatest accomplishments out of life. What motherhood taught me was strength, courage, and wisdom. Hey that’s the title of one India Arie’s song (love her music!!!).
Strength in motherhood is the birth or bringing the child into the world that is unsheltered, big and cold. As a mother we have to be strong and steadfast in our faith or beliefs whatever it is to protect our children from the hidden dangers that the world behold. Motherhood definitely has made me strong and has given me the strength to protect my children at any cost.
Courage in motherhood means making the common mistakes in being a parent and allowing yourself to learn from those mistakes. As a mother we only learn what we were taught. But what if what we learned growing up is not something you want to practice as a mother? It’s okay to change your parental style and customize it to your satisfaction. Accepting and embracing change is courageous in motherhood.
Wisdom in motherhood is passing on your experience through the mistakes and achievements made as being a mother. It’s okay to show and tell your children that being a mom is not always perfect and we don’t always have the answer but we will have the answer before bedtime. (smile) Pass along the knowledge of what you learned being a mother.
For me, when my children are sleeping and I am winding down for the night, I look at them reminiscing on their births. With my oldest (my son), I was going on 19 and was so nervous. It was so funny during the labor process (I promise I will write about it). When it was over, my mom asked me will I do it all over again, I told her “yes.” Now fast forward 13 years later, I had a little girl. My mom asked me again will I do it again, I told her “heck no I am DONE!” I love my babies but the age difference took a major toll on me lol. But I love being a mother and I will still have them both again just not adding any more children into the family, too old. (ha ha ha) This is one of my joyful moments of motherhood.