5 Things You Probably Didn’t Understand Until You Became a Mom

I honestly can’t imagine my life without my babies. I remember years ago (probably when I was still in high school) a good friend of mine asked me what would be my three wishes I would want to happen if I was only give a year left to live. And although it sounds selfish, I knew back then just how deep my desire was to be a mother, and having a child was at the top of my list. And there are just some things you can be told until you’re blue in your face, but you will never understand until you become a mom.

Here are a just a few things I’ve learned:

Motherhood is a gift not to be taken for granted.

I know so many women who have either suffered multiple miscarriages or have not been blessed with the ability to have children of their own. Although my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, I was very blessed to have been able to get pregnant easily and bring three healthy and beautiful children into the world. Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t get to receive the same blessing. So never for one minute do I take my children for granted because I know they are a gift that have been entrusted to me.

Sometimes you will cry for no reason.

Honestly, I did this before I became a mom. So motherhood brought it to a new level. As a mom, there’s not a lot of time to be tired, sick, frustrated, hurt, angry or anything else. We have to bounce back quicker than anyone else because this job doesn’t give us sick leave or vacation. Sometimes it’s just the overwhelming joy of being a mother, and sometimes it’s the fear of being a mother that brings the tears (the world is not what it was when we were growing up). And a lot of times, you’ll cry when you see other people’s children being hurt or mistreated because you couldn’t imagine that happening to your own child. But it’s okay because we were given these tears to use as needed. So I use mine on demand.

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What other things didn’t you know or understand until you became a mom?

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