Mother – a word that is so often taken for granted and sometimes even neglected, but a mother is someone whose place nobody can take in your life. The process of raising children is extremely complicated and hard; and mothers deserve all the praise and accolades they receive. While we appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of our mothers every single day, it is always good to take a moment (or should I say, a day) to extra appreciate all the moms on this special day.
Consider a job opening with following requirements – no degree or previous experience required, a full time permanent job with no salary, no paid benefits, no leaves and no weekends. You would either laugh it off or wonder who on earth would want that job? But you will be surprised to know that there are millions of people all over the world doing this job, and the job title is – MOTHER.
For me, I have always loved and respected my mother for the way she has brought me up with all hardships and sacrifices. However, I had no idea how hard motherhood can be until I became one, and my love and respect for my mom grew leaps and bounds since then.
On this Mother’s Day, I would like to reflect on my own journey of motherhood, which had started even before I gave birth to my daughter, right from my pregnancy days and the whole journey has been an amazing experience with some obvious ups and downs. Every phase has its own unique experiences.
Fortunately, the pregnancy was seemingly smooth and I enjoyed all the attention, the food cravings, the long drives, my most cherished maternity photo-shoot and even the doctor visits.
Then came the phase of labour pain and delivery – it was totally opposite to my pregnancy phase – unbearable pain, extremely exhaustive and energy draining with a total blackout as if I was going to die the moment my daughter came out. But it was all worth the hours of pain and agony I had to endure the moment I held my daughter for the first time.
If the delivery felt like a near death experience, the post-delivery phase was no less traumatic either. Delivery had taken a toll on my body, my mind and emotional state. I went through severe back pain, knee pain and even postpartum depression. I sacrificed my body, my sleep, my routine, my business/work and everything for the sake of my daughter Vritima; and I continue to do so even today. Despite all the hardship and difficulties, I wouldn’t want to change even a tiny bit of this journey, because, it is this wholesome experience which has ultimately made me – A MOTHER. And I am sure, many of you mothers will relate and agree to this.
Our previous generations’ mothers have seen more hardships, restrictions and other responsibilities that they have hardly got the chance to live the joys of motherhood. A lot has changed with changing times. We, today’s generation moms, enjoy the process and motherhood journey, we have more freedom, we are a combination of practical and emotional parent, we are fierce and upfront while raising our children.
In the end, Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right things even when you are not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong. Mothers would give up everything for the sake of their children, mothers can go to the extremes to protect their children, and they can even kill or give their own lives for their children.
As Jill Churchill has once quoted – ‘There is no way to be a perfect mother, but there are millions of ways to be a good one’. And we all try to be a good one.
So here is a shout out to all the super moms all around the world – you all are absolutely amazing, phenomenal, superheroes who deserve much more respect, appreciation and recognition, give yourself a pat on the back for being your best version of mother and remember: MOM – is a title just above QUEEN!
P.S. – A big heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful moms for sharing your photos which was used in the collage on this blog.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Mothers deserve the absolute best. It’s not easy to find the perfect present for your favorite superhero. Why don’t you treat her to one of the most thoughtful, creative #mothersdaygift that she can’t forget?
Gift her financial security this year – to make sure that she doesn’t compromise on her #dreams anymore.
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By: Megha Jhala
Mother if u replace ‘M’ with ‘NO’ it makes no-other means no other can take a place of a mother…when we open our eye every morning we say mother that’s the reason it is said that it is a replica of god where god can’t be there so he sent the mother …nice blog which gives a best treat to a mother …I do believe that every day is a mother day from the day we came in this world …happy Mother’s Day ….