A Journey Called Motherhood
A woman, it is said,
is born thrice in her lifetime. Once, when she actually takes birth;
second, when she gets married; and finally when she becomes a mother.
Someone very rightly put it- a baby gives birth to a mother. Motherhood,
i believe,is not a phase of life. It is a journey.
While this journey is as beautiful
as can be, it is not void of it's share of trails and tribulations.
With all it's challenges, motherhood also offers plenty of insights
and realisations. There is so much to learn while you go along this
Patience is one of the key qualities
you start displaying as you go through the various experiences in
motherh Mothers around the world will agree with me on this. You
have a little person who almost totally depends on you for everything,
takes over your life and still seems to be demanding all the time.
Frankly, there is no way out but to learn to be patient! But it's
worth it, cliched as it may sound. It really is.
graduation for most mothers is the ability to sacrifice without
resentment. The moment you stop resenting for all the things
you have had to give up because of this new entrant in your
life, you can rest assured you'll do great. I admit it's not
always a bed of roses, and it's not always as easy as it sounds.
You have your
moments of frustration, insanity and hopelessness. moth motherhood
comes blessed with the capability to rise to the occasion
and deal with all compromises that are called for. Again,
it feels appropriate to mention the cliche, it's all worth
it at the end.
you face to face with new levels of guilt you never even thought
existed in you. Each time you have fun on your own, you feel
guilty of abandoning your child.
And the feeling
is pretty superlative. But a mother needs to learn to deal
with this guilt, most of which is not really well justified.
The guilt never leaves, but you do learn to decide where you
draw the line.
There is something
spiritual about being a mother. You realise how the Almighty
takes care of you at every step in life, without you realising
it. When a baby learns to walk, she falls. She figures out
a way to stand up and try again on her own. While she's learning
to try, fall, and try again, you know you need to just watch.
You know how important it is for her to learn tom walk other
own, and you let her learn.
But at no point
do you stop to care that she might get hurt. The same way
God watches over us when we are facing a challenge. He never
leaves, but let's us learn our own lesson. Very profound,
I know. But true.
I feel, is one of the most underrated jobs in the world. And
also one of the most rewarding. And as I say, it is a journey,
not a phase or a destination. A mother is being born since
the circle of life actually began. Each mother has her own
experience of her joy, frustration, love, elation, anger,
guilt, happiness and satisfaction. However, the learning over
time and around the world remains pretty much the same.
Contributing Writer Shraddha,
Masters in Advertising and Communication Management and budding