The fabulous photo contest at 5minutesformom got me thinking….how do I really define motherhood?
This could be an incredibly long post…. I entered one photo already. Such a beautiful image of my not-quite-2-year-old daughter in her last days as an only child. The picture speaks volumes to me about the connection between a mother and child. It shows a bond, a love, a shared moment.
But, the truth is, I think motherhood is defined by so much more. Let me show you a few snippets from my life that define motherhood for me:
This is my very first moment as a Mommy. It was awe-inspiring. While I had felt her move for months, this was the moment I realized our bond. I fought hard to bring her into the world and I will fight for her everyday she needs me.
Motherhood is prime-time, no-bones-about-it, can’t-keep-it-to-myself, it’s-the-best-feeling-in-the-world, JOY.
Motherhood is history. This is 4 generations of love. My 95 year old grandmother (still alive and in great physical health, though struggling with Alzheimers), my mom, me and my sweet girl.
Motherhood is pound for pound (that’s 7 pounds 14 oz in Cooper’s case) the greatest blessing I’ve experienced. (and it comes with the greatest challenges I’ve ever faced)
Motherhood is reveling in the bond between your husband and babies. It is a shared blessing.
And finally….how could I define Motherhood without including FUN? Being a Mommy means finding your inner toddler….your long-tucked-away kid, dragging her to the surface, and reminding her how to PLAY like a little one.
(This doesn’t have to count as an entry….but I was inspired to put it together based on the contest!)