Posted by: Sharmila Rajah Post(s) by this blogger
Every minute spent with Ayanna is a cherished one...
It took me about 8 years before I decided I wanted to have a kid. Even then I was mostly skeptical at how I would handle the change. I continue to learn; I have many questions about parenting as I strive everyday to be the best example I can for Ayanna, hoping that one day she'd be a nurturing parent too.
Motherhood has taught me, above all, patience and that it's alright if I didn't have all the answers and fine to accept help and support. Motherhood has opened, for me, a door to a world I had little knowledge of and now, enjoy immensely.
Motherhood has taught me to live every day to the fullest, appreciating all 24 hours and to find joy in the littlest of things. It's made me love and appreciate my partner more, especially when I see how parenting has come to be defined in our household - an equal affair.
I'm appreciative of my own childhood, though not perfect, has taught me the lessons I need for life. Though I have come to realize that my parenting style may differ in many ways from that of my own mother's, I cannot help but to thank her for setting the groundwork.
I'm most certainly lovin every minute of it.
What has motherhood done for you? How has it changed your life?