Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a mom. There was a time in my life when the doctors told me that I may never have children of my own. When hearing those words, I was crushed. I thought my dream of becoming a mother was gone. My husband and I got pregnant right away and my dream was a reality. I was living my dream and I was going to be a mom. My first son was born in November of 2004 and I delivered another healthy boy in October of 2006.
Little things in life no longer matter. Since becoming a mom, I have found out what my priorities in life really are. No longer do I think of what I want or need first. My children’s needs come first. Before having children, my house was always kept in tip top shape and nothing was out of place. Now I realize that the household chores will be here tomorrow waiting on me, but my kids will be one day older tomorrow. One day soon turns into weeks, months and years. You will never get yesterday back.
Since I have become a mom, my relationship with my mother has improved. Being a mom makes me appreciate what my mother went through for me. Not only did my mother experience physical pain, she experienced mental pain. I am sure that I will experience the same pain with my kids. I now realize more than ever that when she said she was doing it “because she loved me”, she meant it. Even though I never believed her when I was child, she was not just being mean and telling me no to tell me no. There was a reason why she set rules and stuck to them. When my mom told me not to do what my friends were doing, there was a reason. I now realize that. Good mothers truly do have their children’s best interest at heart. I appreciate and love my own mom more because of my children.
LIfe with my husband has changed since becoming a mother. It is no longer about he and I all of the time. Our life has expanded due to our children, and now our children are our life. It is amazing how a person can love someone else more than themself.
Since becoming a mom, I have a new sense of responsibility and security. If nobody else in this world depends on me and needs me, they do. Looking at them every day and seeing their needs is an amazing feeling. It is up to me to provide for them. I have a dedication to my children that I do not have to anyone else and I think it is pretty special.
My actual job has changed since becoming a mother. Before I had children, I was a preschool teacher and a nanny. My job position is now stay at home mother. Financial burden-perhaps. However, the rewards of being a stay at home mom have changed me forever. In order to reap the rewards that being a stay at home mom brings, I had to make some sacrifices. I no longer dread getting up in the morning and going to work. I love my job. Each day brings me happiness and seeing my kids develop and learn is all the raise I need.
In return, I get a never-ending feeling of unconditional love from my kids. A smile to light my day and a kiss to warm my heart.