We knew that motherhood requires changing diapers, kissing “ouchies” and doing whatever we possible can to care for our kids. We only saw the broad picture of motherhood. It’s only now being in the depths of motherhood do we truly see a different view.
This week the Mighty Mamas were asked: How is motherhood different than you pictured?
Motherhood involves a lot more heart and soul than I pictured. While I was pregnant with my first child I knew that there was going to be so much love that I would have. I didn’t realize how intense of a love it would be. I think the idea that I had of motherhood was just a glimmer and now that I’m starting to get deeper into motherhood, I’ve realized that there is so much love, patience, dedication in it. I never
imagined how much I would still be able to grow as a person after becoming a mother. My children teach me new things about myself almost every day.
I’ve learned to find beauty in motherhood and myself. I’ve learned that laughing at myself occurs more than I thought. I also learned that motherhood, especially postpartum, isn’t the same for everyone.
There are darker sides to motherhood, ones that are often not talked about, moments that need to be brought into the light. PPD is something that is only touched on during pregnancy and something I definitely did not picture at all when I was thinking of motherhood before my kids. Motherhood has definitely shown me that it is okay to reach out and ask for help.
I definitely never thought that I would find so much strength in motherhood nor did I imagine I would be drinking so much coffee!
How is motherhood different than you pictured?
Be sure to check out what the other Mighty Mamas have to say on the Little & Mighty blog and share your thoughts there too!