Happy Mother’s Day – The Most Profound Job in the World
May 14, 2017
Happy Mother’s Day to all of that have littles under their wings!! This will be my first Mother’s Day with three children, our newest addition is just 3 months old. I’ve always known I wanted children, mainly because of the need to be needed. It goes back to my 20’s when, after graduating from college and moving into an apartment with my boyfriend, I got a dog. My Dublin, who is still with us after moving from Toronto to Montreal, Ottawa, back to Toronto, adopting another dog, getting married, and having 3 children later!
But being a dog parent is slightly different then being a parent parent. First of all, it’s a lot easier to go to the store and going out for a walk in the winter takes much less preparation! These things are expected when you have children, what wasn’t expected was the weight of the emotions felt after becoming a mother.
Having children is the single most difficult task I’ve had.
From the moment my first daughter was born I changed. I remember looking at her in the hospital bassinet thinking “what am I going to do with her?” I had no idea how to care for this tiny human. For the next 6 months, I had to sleep with a night light. Then came number two and finally number three, and with each, things got a little easier. The emotions however did not.
See, being a mother is challenging and exhilarating at the same time. You’ll find yourself feeling overwhelmed one minute to feeling extremely blessed the next. You will do anything to prevent your children from suffering. Even the thought is too much to bear. Motherhood is a roller coaster of fear and joy. I’ve learnt that in the middle of the chaos all you want is a break, but when you get one, your mind will always go back to them.
What I’m trying to get at is being a mother (or a father) is terrifyingly difficult and not because of the exhaustion, but rather the intense love they bring. So, take the time today to be appreciated and appreciate the mother you have. Breath every moment in because motherhood is the most profound thing you can do.