When I was once a single unmarried medical student, I was looking forward to become a wife. I think I would love and enjoying being a wife. But the thought of being a mother terrifies me. I am afraid I will mess up. I am afraid that I am not built to be a mommy.
Few years and two zip code changes later, I have in my arms the most precious gift God has given me. I never know how wonderful it feels to be a mother. I never knew I could love someone so much that I fear my heart is going to burst. I didn’t know how happy I can be just to hear my little one giggle or get a hug from him.
By far, being a mother is even more rewarding than being a wife. You will get to understand the real meaning of unconditional love. I have never realized my strength and my capacity to love until I became a mother.
Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Travelling alone in the city with a 10-months old infant is not really glamorous. I am carrying to many bags with added weight of my baby while having the risk of getting my hair pulled in public or my skirt raising up from struggling with a rambunctious infant. You will be a queen of multitasking by caring for your baby, cleaning room, cooking dinner and additional personal tasks after you are done with the office (or in my case, in the clinic). Those are few of the challenges of being a mom. But its all worth it, without a sliver of a doubt.
Today is my first Mother’s Day. I love being a mother. It is blessing that God bestowed upon me. I am honored to be Naj’s mommy.
This morning when we woke up, Naj flashed me a big smile, slide closer to me and smiled again. Then he went back to sleep. He felt happy and safe in my embrace. That feeling is the most wonderful feeling in the world that would eclipsed all the Disney love stories ever told.
I want to take this time to also greet my mother, “Happy Mother’s Day!”. My mama is the strongest woman I know. As a mother now, I understand her even more. She love like no other and everything she has done, she done for us. And now that I am a wife and a mom, I will have to say, “Mama, You were right. You were always right. ” I am grateful for your unceasing guidance and support. Thank you for never giving up on me.
I would all like to say Happy Mother’s Day to my mother-in-law-my sexy mama, my aunt whom I call my mommy, my sisters-in -law, my mentors who are like my mothers too and to all the friends who are mother & mothers-to-be. You are awesome!
Mommies, this day is for us. We may not be perfect and we are doing it the best way we know how with overflowing love. From another struggling mom to another, I say, “Great job, mommy!”
Here are a round-up of links I found online that inspired me this week:
This is so sweet. I call this real love
How to sit like a lady
I recently cut my hair into a bob. Trying to try this wavy bob thing.
May 4 is Audrey Hepburn’s birthday. Here is Audrey’s legacy
Been trying the green juice in the morning recently. Here are some green juice recipes
Beautiful tattooed breast cancer survivors
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. Enjoy your day!