According to dictionary.com the word “motherhood” is defined in three parts.
1. “The state of being a mother; maternity.”
2.”The qualities or spirit of a mother.”
3. “Mothers collectively.”
Now, some of you are probably thinking, “wth” why did she google & define motherhood… Everyone has their own definition of this beautiful word, it means something different for each of us. For me, there is an immense amount of emotion behind this word.
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a mother.
Upon graduating high school, in conversation with my friends, I mentioned I would become a mother in my early twenties. At the time I didn’t put too much thought into this statement. We were just making conversation reminiscing on what could be.
Friends came & went, I met an amazing man when I was 18 years old, who would become the father of my boys and my husband. Fast forward a few years and I was graced with motherhood at 20 years old.
I’ll rewind a bit, but before Caybren we suffered 2 miscarriages… (ill save those stories for another post)
In those times I was in such a hurry to become a mom, I’m not fully sure why because this shit is as much rewarding as it is challenging. lol. Anyway miscarriage is hard emotionally and physically, but once I was able to get past the pain, and make peace with God’s timing is when I had a successful pregnancy.
Thus Caybren Jax Adams was born and I was born into this amazing community called “Motherhood.”
Life with kids is not all cupcakes and unicorns. This shit is a struggle. I have to take deep breaths and count to 10. I lose my cool and get angry. We all make mistakes, NO ONE is a perfect parent. But every experience is a learning one and I am so grateful to be a mom. To have these perfect tiny humans looking up to my husband and I. We get to assist in molding these beautiful creatures in to kind, compassionate, loving, humble, respecting people, who will hopefully make a difference in the world one day.
Just remember you’re not alone, we all struggle with the challenges and joys of motherhood.
Whats your definition of motherhood and what does it mean to you?! Leave me some love(responses) below.