Growing up, I had a mom who some would say, was a VERY strict parent. Now with three children of my own, I realize that the way she parented was done completely out of a place of love. She worked so hard and showed me by example that I can do anything I set my heart to do. Mom taught me to love myself, to reach up for the stars and to give my best in all I do. She taught me how to take care of me, be self-confident and independent and truly, I will cherish her for that all the days of my life. How mom raised me has had a huge impact on the person I have become, and now in turn, how I raise my own children.
When I got married 7 ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed how my life was going to change as I started having my kids. It’s incredible how this has changed me as a person for the better. With each passing day, I try as much as I can to be a good role model to my kids though it’s not always easy. I have realized that being a mom is both the toughest but the most rewarding job on the planet.
I have learned to live in the moment, something which is really hard to do especially as a working mom who has a ton of other responsibilities and obligations. But my kids have made me realize it’s o.k. to not always do things to perfection. They have made me understand that it is o.k. to leave some dirty dishes in the sink for a while, or not do all the laundry, or not answer that phone call immediately just to savor a moment with them.
To all of my readers who happen to be moms too (whether biologically or not), I raise my glass of Zobonaid to you all. I pray for all those seeking for the fruit of the womb, may God grant your heart’s desire in the name of Jesus. Come back and testify ooo 🙂
Happy mother’s day.
How has being a mom changed you? I would love to read your experience.