You know you’re a mother when…
You’re willing to post pictures where you look just okay or possibly bad, on social media – just because your child looks adorably cute in that picture!
You’re willing to relocate and travel a long distance from home to work and back everyday – just so that your child can go to the best school easily.
You’re willing to spend every spare moment for and with your child. Yes, you haven’t combed your hair in 3 days, your eyebrows look like the “before-I-knew-eyebrows-could-be-trimmed” days, you’ve been on page 12 of a book for 2 months now, your wrist has been aching every time you pick the little one up for weeks now.
Your happiest achievements are not that of yours – but that of your child’s. Every new word, every new action deserves widespread publication, while you receive Sarahah messages on how you’ve “let your career go” since you birthed a child.
Your dreams and goals are no longer about you – they’re all about your child. When you envision 10 years down the line, you see your little one all grown up, and shining like a star. Even better, you also see yourself in a corner, applauding your child with happy tears in your eyes.
When you make any potential future plans, all of them revolve around one priority – the bub. His/her needs take precedence over every other factor.
Motherhood changes you from within; it changes you before you realise you have changed. Suddenly one day you wake up and find – there is no longer an I; there is just me – my baby’s mommy.
It may take a while, or possibly a long time, or perhaps never, to find myself in the mommy. But for now, there is only one thing I know – to raise a child to be a kind, independent and successful human being, it is important to be invested 100% in his growth and development.
And motherhood makes you happy to do just that!