Here’s How Motherhood Has Helped Me Find Myself

“When you are a mother, you are never alone in your thoughts.” – Sophia Loren

Motherhood to me is taking care of my children and protecting them as they grow up. A mother and a child create a lifelong bond even before the baby comes into this world – the inseparable bond gets created in the womb itself.

Yet being a mother is challenging. The responsibilities that come with being a mother are complex. When I gave birth to my daughter, I was always occupied with things related to her, wanting to look after her in best possible way. I always used to hide my emotions. Much later, I realised that showing emotions was fine, it was even better. Emotions were just another way to show my strengths.

My motherhood journey was full of obstacles and challenges. But, I still remember and cherish motherhood as soft sunshine of the morning, that energizes body, mind and soul.

A Mother Is Born With The Birth Of Her Child

A unique journey of motherhood begins with the birth of a child. The baby depends on the mother for all its needs. A mother understands her baby so well that she can differentiate if the baby is hungry, uncomfortable or sleepy.

Her life does a quick 180 and suddenly she finds herself comfortable in yoga-pants more than trendy clothes.

Late night movies with friends are replaced by co-sleeping with the baby.

Socializing now means finding like-minded mommy friends in the park and discussing the baby milestones.

Instead of makeup accessories in her bag, she is found roaming with a diaper bag full of baby stuff. 

Isn’t it too much of a change in lifestyle for a human? Yet she manages to cope up with it and that’s why it is said that a mother is born with the birth of her child.

Sleepless Nights

I fell in love with my daughter as soon as she was born and placed in my arms. I spent sleepless nights tending to my baby’s needs and it left me in a perpetual state of exhaustion. I was taking care of her as well as managing household chores. As a new mom, I gave up so much of myself – my time, my space, my freedom. My life was extremely busy.

And that’s when I realized how my life was divided between two parts – before being a mommy and after being a mommy. I learnt life-lessons as mom which I want to share:

Motherhood Taught Me Patience

Motherhood has helped me discover so many aspects of myself. Being a mother taught me to be patient. I realized how nothing goes the way you want it to. And impatience is going to make things harder for you and your baby. For example, no matter how impatiently you want your baby to meet a milestone, yet he will meet the milestone when it is the time. So patience is definitely a virtue. 

Motherhood Taught Me The Value Of Relationships

After giving birth to my daughter , motherhood taught me the value of relationships. Every member of the family started paying attention , not only to me but to my child also by offering to change diapers, entertain her and give her unconditional love. I had a good support system and I started valuing it. 

Motherhood Taught Me To Be Grateful

I became grateful, started feeling blessed for everything that I was given. I started appreciating what I have.

I cannot stress enough on how motherhood helped me discover a part of me I never knew I had. I cannot thank my baby enough for changing my life so beautifully!

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Manjula Sharma

Mrs. Manjula Sharma is a retired army school teacher. Her modern perspective towards parenting and an unorthodox approach to motherhood qualifies her to be a part of this community, even when she doesn't belong to the age group of millennial parents. Her rich experience with children till last year as most-loved army school teacher shows us the right path to parenting.

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