• N
  • Markham, Canada
  • 8 days ago

Motherhood TRUTH

“The truth is, I don’t understand motherhood. At least, I don’t understand the change that has happened to me, in me, and through me as a result of becoming a mother. I don’t know how to explain a kind of love that can simultaneously rip your heart open and mend it all in the same breath. I struggle to find words that encompass the reality of a life turned upside down but made whole in the midst of crazy, confusing, contradicting thoughts, feelings and actions. Motherhood doesn’t make sense; but something about the irony and the confusion of it all makes life feel complete. Motherhood is an adventure that will blow your mind, open your heart, and crush every idea you’ve ever had of what life was “supposed to look like” — all while revealing a strength, dignity, and perseverance that you never thought possible. Motherhood is hard, but most days, you will wake up grateful for a life beyond anything you could have imagined for yourself. Your children will complete you in a way no one else ever can or will. They will ground you when your head is in the clouds. They will remind you what life is all about and you will look to them for guidance, love, and fulfillment. Motherhood will push every limit, show you exactly who you are, what you are made of, and everything that you are capable of.” -Really feeling this. How has motherhood changed you? Share your thoughts, I would love to hear from you!
  • B
  • Troy, United States
  • 3 days ago

Wowwww this spoke to me. Motherhood has made me want so badly to give more than my all every damn day, even when I don’t have it to give. Motherhood has made me want to be better than my mother was for my daughter and for me. Motherhood has torn me apart some days and made me question everything I’m doing and other days made me think that I’m doing the dang thing. Motherhood has filled me with more love than I ever could have imagined. ♥️

  • J
  • Fort Myers, United States
  • 2 days ago

Love this! especially the part about being better than my mother, I figure if I can at least accomplish that every day I’m not doing so bad!

  • L
  • 4 days ago

I love this! I struggle so much with the whole mom thing. It seems like all my mom friends were made for this and I'm still missing the old me. But at the same time I love being my son's mom and wouldn't trade it for the world. Ya know? So many happy and sad emotions all at once.

  • L
  • 4 days ago

He's 8 months! Yours?

  • N
  • Meriden, United States
  • 4 days ago

Gosh so we’ll said-amazing all the emotions and anxiety we go through. How old is your son?

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  • A
  • Aurora, United States
  • 6 days ago

Did you make this? 😍

  • L
  • 4 days ago

I need to know this too!

  • B
  • Wigan, United Kingdom
  • 7 days ago

Wow this was so accurate!! Some days I can’t imagine anything better and then some days I feel like I’m just a complete mess and can’t do it at all!! It’s a journey of extremes!! I do like this as it highlights the actual truth rather than the expectation that it’s amazing all the time and you should just be able to do it! There is a lot of pressure. I do not think this is voiced enough!! Xxx

  • E
  • Jamaica Plain, United States
  • 7 days ago

I think the confusion and swirling thoughts that the quote mentions have to be a different kind than those that come with depression and anxiety. Yes there are bittersweet adjustments with the role of motherhood, but depression and anxiety are different and suck so bad. The quote was pretty, though. It’s true that motherhood can change some of your expectations, and where there was loss add many many gains.

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