Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted.
One has to be strong, to be courageous, to stand her ground in the face of equally strong tantrums.
The heart must be prepared for thousands of rejections, most of which involves food that the mother prepares, only for the children to spit it out and push the plate away.
She’s crazy to give up her time for her children, when sometimes, the children won’t give up their time to help her.
She works so hard to buy a desired toy, only to have it snubbed after just three days or even three minutes.
At times, anger grips her heart, making her explode and then it squeezes out guilt, a longing for forgiveness, for reconciliation.
The events of the world makes her fear the future and anxious for what lies ahead; yet she needs to stay calm, enjoy life, trust God and be the children’s rock.
Oh, and there is poop to wipe, there are boogers to pick out, and vomit to catch (yes, with bare hands).
Motherhood takes lots of love and courage.
Motherhood takes love to wake up each day and dedicate most of the time to the children, to keep her family healthy & content, to keep her attitude in check, to guide the kids, to teach them, to pray for them.
Motherhood takes courage to get through each mundane moment, each frustrating situation, each disappointment, each rejection, each craziness.
Motherhood is a roller coaster ride.
It makes one dizzy one minute, and exhilarated the next. It makes one claustrophobic of the dark tunnel one moment, and freely enjoying the wind the next. It makes one nauseated at times, and it makes the stomach tumble with joy at others.
Some days one could feel sadness and disappointment at the children that tears fall without warning. Some days the heart flutters because of happiness and pride of being the mother of these little ones. What an emotional roller coaster!
Motherhood takes lots of love and courage…
But sometimes, mommy runs out of both.
Therefore, motherhood takes lots of love and courage from God.
He never runs out of both. He is willing to let mommies take, they only need to ask and have faith that He will provide.
In what other situations does a mom need lots of love and courage?
Rhoda Fajardo says
I totally agree. Motherhood is one helluva rollercoaster ride. Sometimes you feel so high, other times, the sudden drop. And loving mothers will enjoy the ride. =)
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i torally agree mommy. courage is all!
sarah tirona says
great great points, agree w everything you said here 🙂
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Kat Rodriguez says
Indeed. This post is totally on point. A proud mom here!
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Your artwork is beautiful as usual, Cym! Your post reminds me that the reason why I’m always losing patience with my son nowadays is the fact that I’m denying myself of God’s love and wisdom. Thank you for the reminder.
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Thank you Maan for the kind words about my artwork. 🙂
Agreeing with you there that motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Motherhood has a way of making you stronger. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, I agree that motherhood makes mothers stronger people.
Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos says
First time mom here and I find it very difficult but I’m loving it. Thank you for sharing such a nice post mommy. 🙂
Motherhood is difficult indeed. God bless you on your journey!
Melisa Sanchez says
Thank you for this post. Yeah motherhood really needs courage and love. Most of the time we always think our children first than to ourselves.
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Yes, love is selfless.
juvy ann says
Motherhood is gift and I treasure each moment as a mom. Wonderful post mom, thanks!
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I embrace motherhood!
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Charley's Mommy says
Awww! So True!!! Thanks for sharing, Mommy! It feels great to be a mommy!! 🙂
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Motherhood takes wisdom. Wisdom from above. Because motherhood is such a rollercoaster ride. 🙂
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Yes, we need lots of wisdom from God. He never meant for us to go through it alone.