What Motherhood is like to you?

Shiaisha - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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motherhood is a beautiful thing, to have a that undying love willing to do what ever it takes for our children

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Laura - posted on 04/26/2009

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Motherhood is a factor in my life that I would never change. I love my daughter with all my heart and would do anything for her and to protect her. SHe gives me so much joy and happiness (even when she is having the nightmare tantrums lol). It is something I never thought I would experience and I am proud to be part of it. Yes, this motherhood is challenging but everytday brings new experiences and new memories. I love every minute x

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2009

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to me its the best thing i can do with my life. i love being a mother and i love my children they are my world. my kids helped me grow up fast and get my life in order. at first i was scared of the thought of being a mother but as soon as i held my son for the first time it was just natural... being a mom is being unself and loving something more then you oculd ever love yourself... its that drive to protect them... knowing you would do what EVER it took to protect your baby. its comforting kisses and cuddles having little sleep but not caring because your baby needs you and thats what matters. and for me it was knowing i had to be strong enough to hurt my self and get away from thier father to be a better mother and protect them from a guy who would never know what fatherhood really was....

Candice - posted on 04/24/2009

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scary, tiring, overwhelming....

and amazing...the raised eyebrows of a child learning something new, exploring some new thing, the hugs, the laughs...

the lessons i learned about myself...selfishness is not an option anymore.

the sadness...that her father can go a week without seeing her and not miss her. HOW? how can anyone not love this beatiful amazing little creature?

the dreams of her future, the curiosity...who will she become? what will she look like as a woman? will she be happy?

having a child is like the last miracle we have in this world. and as hard as it gets, i wouldn't trade it for anything.

Heidi - posted on 04/23/2009

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Being A Mom





We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of 'starting a family'

'We're taking a survey,' she says half-joking;

'Do you think I should have a baby?'



'It will change your life,' I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral. 'I know,' she says, 'no more sleeping in on weekends, no more spontaneous vacations' But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes. I want to tell her that the physical wounds of child bearing will heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable. I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper without asking, 'What if that had been MY child?' That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her...



That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.



I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub...



That an urgent call of 'Mom!' will cause her to drop a souffle or her best crystal without a moments hesitation.



I feel that I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood. She might arrange for childcare, but one day she will be going into an important business meeting and she will think of her baby's sweet smell...



She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure her baby is all right



I want my daughter to know that every day decisions will no longer be routine. That a five year old boy's desire to go to the men's room rather than the women's at McDonald's will become a major dilemma...



That right there , in the midst of clattering trays and screaming children, issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect that a child molester may be lurking in that restroom



However decisive she may be at the office, she will second-guess herself constantly as a mother



Looking at my attractive daughter, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but she will never feel the same about herself. That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give herself up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish theirs...



I want her to know that a cesarean scar or shiny stretch marks will become badges of honor



My daughter's relationship with her husband will change, but not in the way she thinks. I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is careful to powder t he baby or who never hesitates to play with his child...



I think she should know that she will fall in love with him again for reasons she would now find very unromantic



I wish my daughter could sense the bond she will feel with women throughout history who have tried to stop war, prejudice and drunk driving



I want to describe to my daughter the exhilaration of seeing your child learn to ride a bike. I want to capture for her the belly laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog or cat for the first time...



I want her to taste the joy that is so real it actually hurts



My daughter's quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes. Youʼll never regret it,' I finally say...



Then I reached across the table, squeezed my daughter's hand and offered a silent prayer for her, and for me, and for all the mere mortal women who stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings, and praise the lord for such a special gift.



Please share this with a Mom that you know or all of your girlfriends who may someday be Moms...



Heck, share it with your children so that they might understand what being a mom is really all about! May you always have in your arms the one who is in your heart.



(Author Unknown)

Jennifer - posted on 04/22/2009

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Motherhood is the best thing I could've ever done with my life. My daughter was an unexpected miricle who taught me how to love and put me on the path I was supposed to be on. Motherhood is my life!

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