Friday, November 16, 2012

Lessons On Motherhood :: from "From Mrs. to Mama"

If you're reading this, it means I've arrived safely and survived the nearly six hour flight to California with The Husband and our two kidlets. I am so grateful for the moms who will be sharing their hearts with your over the course of the next week or so. Today you'll hear from Super Mom Becky. I swear this Mama does. it. all. Always inspiring me to do more and be more when it comes to my kids, Becky is one of my favorite blogging mamas. Not only is she a nurse (like I used to be) but she's also just a couple of months away from becoming a BOY MOM too! I cannot wait to see her sweet Elliana embrace the role of incredible Big Sister and snuggle beautiful little Graham. Read on to hear about the greatest lesson Motherhood has taught her. 


I am so honored today to be taking over AP's little home on the internet while she enjoys some good quality time with her sweet family. To start off with, let me just quickly tell you about myself. My name is Becky, and I blog over at From Mrs to Mama. I have a two {I'm still sort of getting used to saying this} year old daughter named Elliana, and a baby boy {who we named Graham} on the way with an ETA of January 9th. I blog about all things life, and today I will focus specifically on the motherhood aspect, which happens to consume 90% of everything I do, how I breathe, prioritize my day, and function as a whole. Afterall, motherhood is a major part of who I am and how far I have come.

Motherhood has also taught me a lot. In the two years that I have been blessed with this role, I have learned more about life than in my previous 24 years here on Earth. Motherhood has changed me. Molded me. Made me stronger, wiser, and more of a delicate individual. Motherhood has opened my eyes, my heart, and my soul. It's taught me patience and determination. It's tested my limits and questioned my actions. It's shown me beauty in the little moments in life.

And motherhood? Well motherhood all began on November 8th, 2010 when I gave birth to my daughter, Elliana. And without her? Motherhood wouldn't exist. All those lessons learned? Wouldn't be there. And so today, I want to focus on one of the most important things that MY daughter has taught ME.

When I initially sat down to think about what is the biggest lesson that I have gained from my daughter, I had a million and one thoughts run through my head. Although all were valid and important in their own way, there was one that stood out to me the most.

A child's unconditional love. I actually had {have} a post sitting in draft about this. I sat at my computer typing it over and over again trying to find the right words to put it all together. And if I'm going to be completely honest here? I still don't have it all sorted through. Because when I think of a child's undconditional love? I get lost. I lose my speech. And I forget how to think. And any way I write it? Brings me to tears.

Because I hit a moment not too long ago, in between the tantrums, frustrations, and the i'm-not-sure-if-i'm-doing-this-right, when I looked at my daughter and realized... wow... this child loves me no matter what. She doesn't compare me to anyone else. In her eyes, I'm her hero. I don't have to always do the right thing, say the right words, do the most fun activities, or buy the biggest toys. In fact, I could do none of those things and she would still love me all the same.

That's the beautiful thing about children, you know. They truly define unconditional love, and there is absolutely no other kind of love out there like it on earth.

So when I think I've failed as a mom....when I've had one of those "oh man" moments... when I feel like I've done it all wrong... I remind myself that my child {and future children} will love me nonetheless. That tomorrow is a new day. And that to them?

We, their parents, are as perfect as perfect gets.

3 comments :

  1. I am new at this mothering thing so this hit close to home. *Tears!*

    Very well written, Becky.

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  2. Such a sweet post and so very true, I have learned this with my daughter in her short 8 months. I am going to check out your blog now.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful post, Becky!

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