Lately, I’ve noticed at theme when it comes to what’s posted online about Motherhood.
There’s a lot of talk about how terrible motherhood is, how hard it is, how much our kids suck, and how much we don’t like it.
I understand the need for feeling not so alone and that’s exactly what those posts do and are all about. I totally get their purpose and think it’s needed.
However, I know that our thoughts control our behavior and the way we feel about life in general.
So when there are so many posts out here about how terrible motherhood is, or how our kids are just assholes, it can perpetuate the thoughts that motherhood is a terrible, hard, frustrating thing. And that can lead to us feeling like our lives are terrible and horrible.
Trust me, I know that life with kids is hard, and I do believe that there is a place for very real and raw posts that uncover the frustrations of motherhood.
But, we also need to offset that some with posts that make us feel better about motherhood.
We need to be reminded that yes it can be hard, but it can also be the most wonderful thing in the entire universe.
Because motherhood is full of transcendent moments. Nothing makes us feel the depths of pain, anger, and hurt like parenthood. But at the same time, nothing can make us feel so superhuman, empowered, and proud as being a mother.
It makes us feel the highest of highs and the lowest of lows every single day. It’s like being on a roller coaster of emotions.
So today, let’s focus on the greatness of motherhood!
I recently asked my readers and a few blogging friends….
Why Do You Love Being A Mom?
Here are their responses.
– “It is the awe and humbling experience of being the most important person in someone’s life. To have the slow motion moment(s) were you realize the big picture. To remember your feelings as a child and holding your child’s heart in protection from hurt and to let it fly in joy. In the complete chaos of life to find complete solace of knowing if you just love them you are doing good, that there is hope. Because if you let it happen, you can experience the essence of a human.”
– “My daughter keeps me grounded and makes me believe in miracles.”
– “Somebody finally laughs at all my jokes!”
– “I love watching their little personalities develop! When my toddler picks out a sweatshirt and a tutu to wear, gets herself dressed (sweatshirt backwards), and then struts out to show Dad and Big Sis what she did…there’s no better feeling.” Kelly from The Idealist Mom
– “Being a mom has given me an entirely new set of eyes as I view the world around me. Suddenly the littlest things are an adventure or super fascinating, yet somehow the entire world and its mysteries seem to make a little more sense. It gives the littlest things value and gives added meaning and purpose to the largest questions of the universe all at the same time. My universe has become much smaller and much larger as I begin this journey of motherhood.”
– “I finally realized what true unconditional love is… My heart is bursting every single day with love”
-“I love being a mom because of the light my son brings to my life. I feel blessed each day to have this gift.”
– “It has forced me to stretch myself and examine myself more closely than I ever have had to before. It’s the untimate journey of self-discovery.”
– “I absolutely love being able to fix all the little things for my son. I love being able to make it better for him when others want to, but can’t. It’s a very special relationship that mothers have with their children. It’s amazing really.” Lauren from The Military Wife And Mom
– “I love it because it is difficult. The greatest challenge I have ever faced. It heals my heart of past regrets. I am part of a raw and gorgeous child. I want to help create a happy child who will know and love/live more than I ever could.”
– “Nothing could teach you more patience and pure love. Hearing my darling boy say ‘I love you mummy’ are always the best words in my day.”
– “Watching them grow into their own and achieve their goals.” Rachael from Adventures in Wunderland
– “Watching a person grow… Seeing those little attempts at things be put into action and watching his face as he mentally puts things together….and then remembering that I made that…”
– “I love being a mom because it feels good to do something selfless. I’m a selfish person (I guess we all are) and spending the days serving other people just makes me a better person. Plus they are cuddly.” – Rachel from A Mother Far From Home
– “I love being a mom because my baby brought a type of joy, love, and happiness into my life that I never knew existed. My depression had dulled those feelings for so long, and now I know what they really feel like. Just a look from her fills me up with a pure, simple, overwhelmingly positive feeling.”
– “Experiencing the world again through my kids. Watching them experience and learn about their world gives me new perspective and appreciation for it.” Krissy from B-Inspired Mama
– “Being a mother exposes the rawness of my emotional needs to be loved and the strength I have to give without limitations.”
– “I love being a mom because my kids help me to see the wonder in the world when life experiences make me bitter or jaded. Also I like to colour.”
– “I love all the sweet moments. Those moments where they crawl up into your lap, give unsolicited hugs or when you see the fruits of your labor as they respond in love and grace are very rewarding. I love to watch the things that make them smile or what they discover in the world that brings them to a moment of intrigue. Those happy moments are the gas that keeps you going through all of the ups and downs of mothering.” Jodi from Meaningful Mama
– “I get to do all the fun things I loved to do as a kid all over again, except this time I get to share it with someone I love more than the world.”
– “The best part of being a mom is feeling so unbelievably loved by my children. They can really really make you feel great about yourself.” Katelyn from What’s Up Fagans?
– “I love being a mom because despite the crying and tantrums, these little ones are all mine. I created them, carried them, and loved them.”
– “I absolutely LOVE being a mom because no matter how many things I have struggled with in life, I can look at my blue eyed cutie and KNOW FOR SURE I did something right.”
Now that’s Motherhood!
I love this post! My sister and I were talking just this morning about the same thing. For me the best thing about motherhood is the sheer depth of love between me and my children. Until I became a mother I’d never have believed a person could love another so completely, so unconditionally. To create and to raise children, to see the world through their young eyes, to see the miracles in every day. I can’t imagine a greater honour.
Amen. I love being a Mommy. It’s the best.
I agree with the points you’ve made. I think what’s happened in the past is it was generally the opposite scenario, where motherhood was always talked about with this rosy glow, and no one really openly discussed the hard or less pleasant parts. It made people feel alone and like bad people because they couldn’t see why everyone else was having such a great time while they struggled. Now those voices are coming to light and the feeling of not being alone is allowing people to feel comfortable expressing the things that weren’t discussed before. There needs to be balance – appreciating and savoring the good parts, while still acknowledging the hard stuff exists.