‘In the hustle of the room I peered over at my friend bent over in pain. Baby had just been born and everyone was surrounding the miracle that happened before our eyes and naturally we were all in awe of him. But I was especially in awe of her. I saw you, mama.
Instead it came in little bursts, in between the hardest moments when you’ve never felt more alone, more depleted and more unloved, it came when you needed it the most. It came when there were frustrated tears falling down your cheeks at 3am and the little feeding noises broke the silence.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the journey of Motherhood. When you are a sleep deprived, emotional, stress ball, your thoughts and mindsets are often not very positive and optimistic. Here’s 10 tried and true (by yours truly), steps to inject some much needed Mindful moments in your busy day.
Vulnerability. I read a great quote by Rihanna the other day ‘It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough’ I agree with this entirely. It’s easy to be tough, because tough is a front until you have the time and space to deal with it, if ever. Vulnerability is finally being talked about in motherhood.
When you became a Mother, along with that squishy warm bundle, you also acquired a voice, not only for yourself but one for your child until they grow big enough for this world to sit down and listen. Never be afraid to stand up and be heard. You are your child's advocate.
Although I am extremely fortunate to have healthy, happy children providing me the opportunity toexperience incredible highs, I have also suffered extreme lows in my Motherhood journey with the loss of two babies. One at 8 weeks gestation and another at 5 weeks.
Tomorrow, September 29th (observed today September 28th for 2018) marks not only Police Remembrance Day but another year gone by that I am thankful to still have my husband and father of my children safely by my side.
If there's one phrase I need to work on dropping from my vocabulary, (and no it's not 'for f***s sake', although in all honesty it should be that too); I wish I could stop myself from saying 'Hurry up'.
Yes, Motherhood is an aspiration, a hope and desire many of us have, for some it happened easily and for others it took years of heartache and stress. Now that we are mothers the word love doesn’t seem adequate enough to describe how we feel about our children, they come first, without question.
For our Motherhood Project Featured Mum for August I recently interviewed Olivia Hewetson on her own motherhood journey with Leo her gorgeous little boy with Achondroplasia, the most common form of Dwarfism.
Watch more… (Video Interview)
Interview conducted by Gemma Douglas. The Motherhood Project
So many of us, find ourselves too busy. Too busy, we feel we are giving not enough to our children...not enough nutrition, not enough books, not enough cuddles, not enough songs, not enough time being spent with them.
As mothers, we end up feeling we aren't enough, as humans.