Not everyone’s experience with their mothers is positive. Not everyone‘s experience with their children is magical and wonderful. Just like life, motherhood is hard. It takes from you, it’s inconvenient, sometimes it’s embarrassing and humiliating, and always it’s exhausting! But usually… the good outshines the bad and the joyful moments easily erase the difficult times.
I think motherhood requires us to “do the work” on ourselves so that we can give the best to our children. Our mothers can certainly wreck us AND our children can break our hearts, so learning to leave selfishness behind is so important.
Moms, we have to lead the way here! When we pursue the path of love, and in the case of mothers, unconditional love, it all seems to flow better. Less drama and heartache, and more peace. My mom always taught me that someone had to be the bigger person, so why not let it start with me?
For me, learning to think and act less selfishly and getting out of my own head helped me not only be a better human being as I went through difficult times with my children but, it also taught me to be a better mother. It taught me the real value of life and living in the moments we are given. And now that I have grandchildren, it’s all about living in the moment!
A little heavy for Mother’s Day? Maybe, but it’s true and it’s real. Being a mom is hard just like being a child is hard. We have to embrace and accept where we find ourselves and learn to deal within those situations with grace and real love. And if we commit to love and are willing to do the work, we will overcome the obstacles and carry on!
And that my friends is what motherhood is according to my experiences, I would love to hear about yours!! …. Happy Mother’s Day to all. ❤️殺朗