Yes, motherhood is difficult. For me motherhood has been full of doubt, guilt, uncertainty and continual confrontation – our children provide the biggest mirrors for ourselves and our own sh%4. Motherhood is at times thankless, yet fulfilling beyond measure. I would not trade it for all of the riches in the world. The richness that comes with holding your new born in your arms for the very first time, or when that small warm hand reaches for yours as you cross the street is beyond measure.
My girls have provided me with so much insight, wisdom and with so many gifts that I cannot begin to express the sea change that motherhood caused in me and continues to on a daily basis.
Carrying the responsibility of being a mother can cause us to lose sight of the fact that we are still simply women, trying to figure this journey of life out as we go. We too were once children, we too have, or had mothers to which we clung (or at least wanted to). We, as mothers can be terribly hard on ourselves, wanting to provide the best for our children; to do everything right. Yet, most often we don’t really even know what ‘right’ is. And so it goes.
This Mother’s Day – if you are a mother, please be kind to yourself. You are doing the best you can in this moment and if there is something you would like to do better, commit to doing so, and yet be kind as you continue through the process of growth and learning. If you are not a mother, but have one in your life, why not give her a hug and say thank you for giving of herself as a mother, as a human being…
Happy Mother’s Day. Namaste