Our mothers give us the most precious gift there is, life. For some, that is the only gift, and for some it is the first of many. Many women can give life, but it takes a special woman to try to be the best mother she can.
My mother is the most beautiful person I know. She is incredibly giving, kind and optimistic about life. She has always been my biggest fan, my unwavering support and a light source of unconditional love. As I grew older, I realized that not everyone had the same, wonderful mother that I have. I also realized that motherhood is not as easy as my mother makes it seem. Knowing this, I have deep gratitude for my mother, for everything she always did for my brothers and I that went mostly unnoticed in our earlier years. I always tell my mom how much I love and appreciate her every chance I get, I want her to really know how grateful I am for her smiling face, never-ending back rubs and always positive attitude.
From what I understand, motherhood is challenging, often overwhelming and requires sacrifice and plenty of patience. For me, having children has always correlated with the end of my life as I know it. Which, to be fair, it absolutely will be. It will change my body, change my priorities, change my daily routine and change so much more. As I contemplate having children of my own, I often find myself asking other women their thoughts on motherhood. Usually, people I ask say things like, “You’ll never be ‘ready’, just do it!” or “Just have one” but the most honest answer I received was from a 57 year old mother of five. She said, “Having kids is the worst idea, but it is also the absolute best idea.” Hearing that, really put motherhood into perspective for me. Of course it’s going to be hard! But it is also one of the most amazing, rewarding experiences that a woman can have. Is motherhood for everyone? Absolutely not. Every woman has a choice and should trust that whichever life path she chooses is the right path for her.
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