This year is flying by in the blink of an eye. We are in May already, the month in which we celebrate moms! When I reflect on what motherhood means to me I’m drawn to fond and happy thoughts of my mom and grandmother and the profound influence which they have in my life. This extends from the wholesome nurturing, guidance and to the nourishing love which continuously keeps my cup full… Then, I think of my son and the bright light he has brought to my life. There is no purer joy then witnessing his little journey through these ever-changing years.
Amidst the chaos, smelly socks and cold tea (which I probably re-heated numerous times), motherhood brings with it a special feeling. Days are filled with happy giggles, cuddles and unique discoveries. We are taught by our kids, to be patient, consciously present and sincerely appreciative of all the little things which we so often tend to take for granted.
We asked some moms what they thought of motherhood
“Always having someone who welcomes you home with a big smile and a happy dance when walking through the door! Also always having a living moving talking and loving teddy bear to cuddle up to anytime of the day. Smelling the top of his head while he sits or lays with me brings a feeling of joy and love, it very primal!” Monique Griffith
“For me it would be the unconditional love I have for my children and that they have for me. And the miracle of that love beginning from the moment the child is in your tummy. I see their faces light up when I enter the room. Knowing that you’re their safe space and nobody can replace that no matter how much fun they have else where they always come back to their moms.” Nabila Mayet Cassim
“My excited son running up to me shouting Mama. It’s the best feeling in the whole world knowing that you can be important to someone is great responsibility and biggest blessing. The look in his eyes says to me he thinks I am more than enough. I’m his perfect mom.” Kgomotso Molewa
It’s life altering, rewarding and fulfilling. Love, joy and laughter fill my heart and home together with a permanent need to nurture, grow and protect my little ones. Motherhood also means a constant feeling of exhaustion, but it’s all for a great cause… being the best mom I can be! I also have a new found respect for my mother (mom of 5!)” Nicky Lane
“Seeing the world through the eyes of my children. They are my mirror and my forever teachers” Aradhana Bageloo
“Coming home after a long day at the office to a smile that just makes you feel like nothing else matters. Being called “mommy” is something so meaningful you never fully understand until you become a mommy yourself. I love being able to teach him new things and I especially love how it’s the simple things that make him happy. The best part about motherhood is that it makes you wanna be a better person because someone else’s life literally depends on it” Natasha Poulton
That’s motherhood for you! It’s one of those paradoxes the toughest, most exhausting yet fulfilling jobs in the world. We may complain about motherhood at times but in all truth wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.
Our favourite Trevor Noah once said “Moms Are Just Like Superheroes Without the Capes.”
Wishing all the mums out there a wonderful Mother’s Day, keep going! You are doing a great job!