I’m in a very emotional state right now, so whatever I say, is partially biased by my current mood. I thought I should put a disclaimer upfront so that you know, this is solely my view and it may not be applicable to all mothers out there. Plus, however my mood is, I still need to write something everyday – it is actually quite therapeutic to be able to content the emotions and think rationally. As Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s best marathon runner said – “Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions”.
Motherhood is such a beautiful topic. But today, I’m going to paint the reality to serve me as a reminder in the future that whatever I do, I need to think of my prominent role as a mother.
Motherhood is about riding a lifelong roller-coaster ride.
Motherhood is about being strong inside and outside.
Motherhood is about being patient.
Motherhood is about being selfless.
Motherhood is about learning how to control your emotions.
Because when shit happens, you just need to swallow every lump in your throat even though it hurts your stomach so badly, pretend that nothing happens and put a fake smile so that your kids know that the world they live in is still a beautiful place, full of hope and sun will come out after the storm.
And that’s the most challenging part of being a mother.
And that’s how I would define what motherhood means to me.