There are times I feel like a complete ‘shit’. I don’t feel like I am not doing my best as a mother, that I’m selfish, neglectful, impatient, angry, and undeserving of my son’s love. I kind of wish that other moms would feel the same way so I don’t feel as guilty. But I also know that motherhood is the hardest most fulfilling role any woman will ever have. It shouldn’t be something we cannot do – because we can. We are given this role for a reason.
One day my son will question my decisions and might even disagree with me and tell me I was wrong. But I also would like for him to see how I stood up for those decisions, how I raised him as a loving, obedient, goal-oriented, successful young man in spite of my imperfections. I think there is no specific formula for motherhood because if there is, we would all be good at it. We only have the heart God gave us and the unconditional love we have for our children.
I would like to share with you some of the most beautiful quotes I have read about motherhood. They spoke to my soul and I know you too, as a Mom, can relate to them.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
– Rudyard Kipling
Although I disagree to the literal meaning of this quote (because I believe God is omnipotent), I agree that mothers are always looking after their children. When I lived in California, USA for 2 years, my mother would always check on how I was doing. Whenever I go to the market without my son with me, I would always think about how he’s doing and would go back home after being away for only 30 minutes. We will constantly care about our children and as much as possible have them around us 24/7. Even if they grow up, we’ll always want to know if they’re safe and sound. What can we do? It’s motherly love.
That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. – Lauryn Hill
I may not be able to relate to this quote yet because my son is only two years old, but I know one day I’m going to have to tell him this. I’d be honest, I don’t want my son to get hurt or go through difficult times. But as much as I want to protect him from the world, one day he will learn things that I have no control over. I only have to be there to remind him that he can do it. He will be okay. If he does fall and hurt himself, I’ll always be here to cheer him up and tell him to try again. I will tell him to not only trust in God’s plan but also to believe in himself.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. – E. M. Forster
That’s because mothers will never want their sons to kill and get killed. Our hearts are filled with hope and love for our children. I know, somewhere out there, there’s a mother praying and weeping because she wants her children to be safe and be able to live a normal life.
In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. – N.K. Jemisin
There has been many times where I have lost my temper and screamed at my 2 year old son for being so difficult. But I love how he would just stare at me, with his innocent and charming eyes, as if nothing will ever change the fact that I will always love him no matter how naughty he is or no matter how many times he would do things I forbid him to do. Truly, I’ve never felt this kind of love before. My baby is my soulmate, my forever, my love, my happily ever after.
I’m beyond thankful to God for giving me a chance to become a mother. Our children are the greatest gift the Lord has given us. Cheers to all the moms around the world!