My motherhood by Chet
16 08 2013 • My Motherhood
My Motherhood took a while – 4 years to be exact.
I experienced a lot of tests, tears, and prayers and finally a round of IVF before I was able to start my parenting journey.
I now have two gorgeous girls and they are my world. The moment I laid eyes on them and held them I realised what ‘unconditional’ love finally was. For me being a mother is very much like being on a Rollercoaster ride – many ups and a fair few downs. On a daily basis the emotions range from worrying to awe-inspiring and everything else in-between.
I see how my girls mimic me, my mannerisms, my expressions – this makes me laugh but also concerns me. They pick up good and bad from us. It has made me realise that if I want my daughters to grow up to be calm, loving, patient adults then I am going to have to show them how to be that person.
It’s not easy; I’m not naturally calm or patient. It takes a lot of deep breathing and walking away from situations that make me want to shout. However each time I look at them I feel inspired to be the best that I can be for them and for me. Each mothers parenting journey is such a personal experience that it is hard to try and put it into words. For me I hope my girls learn as much from me as I learn from them. I hope we continue to have fun, laugh and love throughout our journey together and that I eventually become the ‘gown-up’ I’d one day like them to be.
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