“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.”Gilda Radner
I was just starting with my career when I found out that I was pregnant. My husband and I were not yet planning for a baby at that time because it was too early. I was only 22 and to become a mother at that age is quite scary. However, I embraced that stage of my life and enjoyed motherhood since then. I learned a lot of things and I want to share with you those lessons I learned all throughout these years of being a mom.
Motherhood taught me to love a person more than my life.
Before I became a mother, hearing other moms saying “I love my child more than my life” sounds exaggerated for me. When I had my son I realized that it was true. Indeed I can give up my life for my son if I need to. I cannot explain the love I have for him. When he was hospitalized when he was only five months old, I was crying every time he cries. I can feel his pain and it’s truly heart-wrenching.
I learned to appreciate my mom even more
They said you will never know how deep is a mother’s love until you become one. It is true! I learned to appreciate my mother’s love and sacrifices for us when I became a mother too. It was the same love I have for my son. A love so pure, beautiful and selfless.
Motherhood taught me to be selfless
Before I became a mother, sixty percent of what I do is all about me. Everything changed when I became a mother. I always think about my son and everything I do is for his welfare. I remember when I go to the mall to shop for something I need, but I always end up buying things for my son. No matter how tired I am, or even when I am sick I will still make sure that I still attend to his needs.
I learned to value my life and my health
This is the main reason why I take care of my health it’s because of my child. If I am sick and unhealthy I cannot take care of him. It would also be difficult for me to work and provide his needs if I am weak. Responsible parenting includes the responsibility to be healthy not only for myself but for my child.
I learned to stay close to God
My faith grew stronger when I became a mother. I learned to pray always for my son’s entire well being and I want him to grow up as a loving and God-fearing person. When we were kids my mom would always pray for us and now I understand why she does it. I realized that my faith plays a big part in my role as a mother so staying close to God is a must.
Motherhood changed my perspective as woman and as a person. I am grateful that God gave me the greatest blessing in my life. Motherhood made my life more meaningful. I will always be proud of being a mother to my son and continue to be strong for him.
Isaiah 49:15: “Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?”