Thanks to motherhood, I have fallen in love with myself again. Thanks to motherhood, I have regained my lost confidence. Thanks to motherhood, I have regained my self-esteem. After all, who can deny that after marriage, one’s expected role as a good wife, a good daughter/sister/aunt-in-law makes a woman (more often than not) pre-occupied with doing well in all those new roles at the cost of relegating oneself secondary in priority, attention and importance. Undesirably, the man-woman equation post- marriage also takes a bend with the wife often being taken for granted. In a situation such as this, motherhood came as a surprise saving grace for me.
The bond I share with my baby boy ever since the very minute of his birth till date has been amazingly comforting and soothing. The way he responds to my voice, the way he enjoys playtime with me, the way he strides behind me all over the place, the way he looks and smiles at me, the look of contentment in his eyes as I hold him and the fact that he can’t fall asleep without me by his side are just divine. Now I feel like the most beautiful and the best woman in the world, and not to forget, I’m no longer bothered by the indifferent or cold attitude of my husband.
To be honest, there was more than one occasion when I wanted to run away from my married life only because I stopped feeling special or cared for by my husband. I was secretly wishing for a friend, a son or a daughter who would share an unconditional bond with me and who would be my comfort in troubled times. And boy, God really paid heed to my wish and blessed me with a son who is not just my flesh and blood, but truly, my peace & comfort.
A hitherto unwanted, unworthy and unloved wife (of course because I have an introvert and inexpressive man as a husband, and not in any other sense) is now the most wanted, worthy and loved mother. My present state of emotional bliss and self-confidence is courtesy of motherhood only.
SALUTE TO MOTHERHOOD!
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