>mom-mode post # 97 – on lessons from the throws motherhood

September 14, 2010 § 1 Comment

>A couple of week we celebrated O’s 6 months of life. Along side with the rejoicing of his precious little life, I realized I was celebrating 6 months of motherhood. And what an exciting time this has been! Aside from algebra, German, and let’s face it, Turkish, this undertaking has been my biggest learning curve as of yet. So to commemorate such truly joyous occasion, here are some lessons I’ve learned from the very throws of motherhood.:
Lesson 1. Motherhood has taught me to be less judgmental. I’ll never judge another’s mom’s way of parenting. I know all too well the pain of being judged for my parenting decisions when no one truly knows what is like to be be in my shoes, raising my baby. The way I see it, unless you are a criminal parent, doing crazy things to your child, you do what you do for  reason. Even if they aren’t my reasons.
Lesson 2. Motherhood has taught me to be less categorical. I’ll never say: I’ll never let my child, or I’ll always do this for my child … Because you will and you won’t. U-hum.
Lesson 3. Motherhood has taught me to let go of cleanliness. Because it is dirty work! I never thought I’d have the stomach nor the endurance to clean up some of the messes I’ve cleaned up. Ugh. Gross!
Lesson 4. Motherhood has taught to be more forgiving. Of myself and of others. I mean, when you are running on very little sleep, you are bound to make many mistakes.
Lesson 5. Motherhood has taught me how far I can go. I’ve learned that my strength and energy are not endless but it can go a lot further than I thought.
Lesson 6. Motherhood has taught me to cry. Yep, that’s right. I’m a cry baby now. And proud. O has made me so much softer.:)

It has been an incredible journey  and it is safe to say that after baby O, I’ll never be the same again. And here’s the one lesson I never believed when people said it, but I’ve more than learned it  to be true: Motherhood is hard work but it is all sooooo worth it.

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