Hey, all you beautiful mothers. I am the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, and I want to share with you my story of starting the journey of motherhood.
My daughter was born after five years of my marriage. No wait, stop! Before you start judging me, I would like to make it clear that there was and is no problem with me and my husband at all. We both are normal healthy individuals. It was our mutual decision to have a baby after some time, and we never knew when will be that time. No. I’m not a career woman. I’m the eldest and pampered child of my parents. It was just marriage itself that brought a whole lot of responsibility.
Yes, I know what you are thinking, belonging to an Indian family and not having children even after 4 yrs of marriage was like a lot of pressure. Not only from my in-laws but also my parents, and please don’t forget the buas, the maasis, the chachis and many more. To make a bad situation worse, my younger sister, who got married two years after me, had a child within the year of marriage. And there were two more marriages after mine in my in-laws’ side of the family who had babies before me.
Now, sisters, can you imagine my situation? What would people (family) would think about my sweet husband and me? But I was strong and firm on my decision all because my husband was very supportive.
Someone said it very correctly,” Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force; it’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” Motherhood is messy. It is not the ideal picture we see painted across blogs and other media.
No. I’m not scaring you. My point is – it doesn’t matter when you are having baby or babies. Just go for it when you and your partner feel like. Don’t think about society or the family or anything. It’s you who are going to be parents. It’s your child, your contribution to the whole big world. You are the one who is going to raise an individual who is going to be a part of the society representing you. It’s a big responsibility and a never-ending job. You cannot quit as a mother.
But yes, a smile from my daughter is worth all the hardships I went through, all the tiredness, and all the sleepless nights. Being a mother is wonderful even after all the discomforts and inconvenience it causes.
From a mother,
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