Being a mom is a lot of things. It can be exhausting, stressful, overwhelming, and demanding. Raising little human beings is a huge commitment. It’s a 24-hour a day job, often with few or no breaks. Why do so many women decide to follow the path of motherhood? That’s because there are also amazing treasures to be discovered. There are those irreplaceable moments shared, and a powerful bond formed that’s unlike any other. Whether you’re taking care of one child or several, there are many things to be grateful for this Mother’s Day.
- Your Body Created A Life
It is the ultimate miracle. Your body grew a living being and introduced it to the world, where it can thrive. That is truly amazing. You went through the physical changes of pregnancy. That alone is impressive. The female body adjusts to accommodate a tiny passenger for about nine months.
Then, after your little one arrives, your body changes again to meet the needs of your baby. You produce breast milk to feed him or her. And you still have some of your child’s DNA in your heart, lungs, and brain. Medical science may have an explanation for all these changes, but that doesn’t make them any less amazing.
- You Are At The Center Of Another Person’s Universe
Your child must rely on you entirely for care, nourishment, and protection. Their needs will evolve as they grow, but they will continue to look to you. You will be at the center of their universe for years. As they develop, those needs may become more complex. Rather than needing basic food and shelter only, they may start to look to you for guidance in social situations. You will teach them how to behave and how to interact with others and the world around them.
Eventually, they will become more independent and will need you less for everyday things. However, you will always be their mother. Their relationship with you will remain for a lifetime.
- You Will Appreciate Life’s Luxuries Even More With Kids
You could do anything before you had kids. You could soak in a hot bath, leave at a moment’s notice, read in peace, or sunbathe on a bright afternoon. After having kids, those things suddenly become more elusive. It’s much harder to find the time to escape by yourself to enjoy a quiet moment to read, meditate, or unwind. Your list of responsibilities just got a lot bigger. You have a little person who will follow you around. And they don’t understand privacy or personal space yet.
The good news is that this experience will make you appreciate all those luxuries even more. Your next soak in the tub will be incredible. You’ll appreciate the sun even more when you get to bask in it again without interruption. You get to experience all those things you like to do in a whole new way.
- You Are a Better, Stronger Person After Surviving Motherhood
Motherhood can be rough. You’re going to feel like you are running on empty a lot. Fatigue and exhaustion come with the job. Navigating through the internal and external challenges is going to make you a more resilient person. You are going to discover that you possess strength that you didn’t know you had.
You will also learn more about yourself. Just when you think you have hit rock bottom, you’ll see that happy little smile or hear something adorable come from your child’s mouth. And suddenly you’ll know it was all worth it. You’ll find that you can push forward. You’ll learn how to be a more patient person. You’ll better understand why kindness is such a valuable personality trait. You’ll find ways to deal with what’s ahead while keeping your sanity – and you’ll be a better person for it.
- You’ll Never Be Bored When You Have Kids
Did you have days when you didn’t have much to do when you were younger? Days where you could lounge around and be lazy? Or days when you felt bored with nothing to do? Those days are gone when you have a child. Kids keep us busy – really busy!
There’s always something to do. And if you don’t have to do something right this moment, your brain is working overtime to plan for what will need to be done later. You’ll have to prepare meals, clean up, and make sure your family gets to where they need to be whether it’s school, a doctor’s appointment, or the store. And while you’re juggling the day’s tasks, your little one will keep you on your toes. You’ll have a personal entertainer with you to make silly faces, tell jokes, or engage you with his or her curiosity about the world as you move through it.
Mothers do so much and have so much to look forward to as their children grow up. It’s important to stay healthy so that you can provide the best care for your little ones. Contact Complete Women’s Healthcare today to schedule a mom check-up.