Motherhood – This Is The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Had To Do
This post is written for all the young mom’s out there. Motherhood is not for the faint at heart. It takes guts and grit. I say this out of experience and love as I watch my daughter in law and my son as parents. It often takes me back to being a young mother then a single mother and all the things I had to go through to ensure their safety and the promise of a good life. I did my best and at times it wasn’t good enough and so many stood back and had their say and had very little impact on their upbringing. I learned early on pick and choose where your advice comes.
Freedom of Speech has taken a whole new meaning as I watch and listen to opinions on how people should raise their kids. I have become aware because of having my first grandchild. I think it must be stressful and confusing for mothers these days after-all, everyone has an opinion on how you should raise your baby. I think its a shame. Often times the number one advice givers are those who either have never had a child of their own or someone who had a baby ahead of you and compares their child with yours constantly.
Let Me Share
I enjoy sharing stories of when my sons were young and I know at times they must hate it. I did it before my grandson was born and I will probably do it til the day I die. My sons gave me some of the best memories of my life and still do to this day. I look at it as a tribute to motherhood, I’m not giving advice nor comparing, I’m reminiscing. I try very hard not to give my opinion unless one of them ask me.
That’s the beautiful part of parenting. Everything is new, changed and different. There are many 1st times throughout the years. Some of these events will make you very happy, some will shock you or shake you. It’s all part of motherhood and youth. As a mother there are a few things I know for sure, you’ll make mistakes, you’ll have so many moments of happiness. You’ll be scared, mad, sad, freaked and you’ll also be content, proud, in love and smothering at times. That’s what motherhood is about. No… motherhood is not for the weak or the weary.
Here is the point…
As a young mother, you’ll hear yourself say at one time or another, this is the hardest thing I have ever have to do when your kids get sick or feeding the baby and cleaning the house with only 2 hours sleep. The truth is ….this is the easy part and throughout the years you will surprise yourself in how strong you have become and when poo really hits the fan you’ll know what to do and who to call for advice and if you don’t…it will come to you.
Your mother will come out in you or someone who influenced you in your youth. The teenage years will knock you down a notch at times but you will bounce right back as long as you remember how much fun you were as a teenager! As a parent Never ever forget you were young once. That day will come when they graduate, then off to college with a career and family. Cherish the moments…every single moment. They go by quick…
So the next time someone gives you unsolicited advice on parenting, consider the source just remember Americans today take their Freedom of Speech very serious…anyone can be an expert on anything…People think its as simple as watching a you tube video on how to be a parent and then talk about it. Motherhood is one of the magical titles that comes with no instructions, no experience, all heart and the desire to be a loving parent and the best mother you can be! Regardless of what others may tell you…you are…just look in your child’s eyes.
I dedicate this post to all mothers who at one time or another have second guessed themselves..and thank you so much for reading. If you enjoy this article please subscribe to my blog and if you feel this post could help someone else..please like and share! I always appreciate my blog readers! Thank you. xo