Hello! And welcome to the 13th edition of the #beingamother project. I am loving the beautiful diversity this series brings with it, which is truly a reflection of the profound similarities and differences we experience on this journey called motherhood!
This week sees the lovely Laura from Dot Makes 4 with her take on what motherhood means to her, who reminds us that all of those sacrifices, you know THOSE sacrifices, are all truly worth it, just to be a mother…
I’m sure every mum says it, but being a mother means the world to me.
I’ve been a mother since I was 20 (nearly 11 years now!) and it’s hard to imagine a time when I wasn’t one, but I really don’t mind.
Yes, being a mother means that I had/have to:
Forgo a proper night’s sleep
Change awful nappies
Be ready to feed at all hours
Clean up unknown stains and mess
Give up the right to go to the bathroom alone
Try to teach the messy art of eating by themselves
Be prepared to eat a cold meal
Sing nursery rhymes over and over again
Forfeit that hot cup of tea
Be on constant guard as they crawl about
Spend hours rocking them to sleep
But it also means that, I get to:
Watch and help them to explore the world around them
See them laugh
Wipe away their tears and comfort them
Have amazing cuddles any time of the day or night
See the world through their eyes
Indulge in their incredible imaginations
Sing and dance with them
Be a fool without being judged
Play games that adults no longer really play
And so, so much more.
I think that as a mum you get much more from your children than you put in.
They really are a gift and I feel eternally blessed to be a mum to 2 beautiful children.
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