Sharing what becoming a mother has taught me and all the valuable life lessons I’ve learned from motherhood and the journey of becoming a mom.
What Becoming a Mother Has Taught Me
Today, exactly 6 years ago, I was given one of life’s greatest blessings- I became a mother and welcomed the most beautiful blue eyed, red-headed boy into my life.
I can remember feeling so scared yet excited all at the same time at the thought of meeting my baby for the first time, and trying to wrap my mind around how much life was going to change right before my very eyes.But even though I had absolutely no clue what to expect, had no idea what I was doing, and had no concept of how I would handle all of the unknowns that come with parenting, I knew in that moment my life had been given purpose.
I had been given a reason to strive to be the absolute best person I could be and my needs, wants, and desires were no longer the priority. I had become a mother, and I knew from the very beginning I was going to love my baby absolutely endlessly, with every fiber of my being.
Today I’m sharing 6 Life Lessons Becoming a Mother Has Taught Me and how becoming a mom has helped shape me into the person I am today.
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What Becoming a Mother Has Taught Me
Motherhood Lesson #1 – Motherhood is a Blessing
Being a mother truly is a gift from God, and I have not, nor will I ever take it for granted. I had my son when I was 20 years old, which might be young for many, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Sure, it’s never been a cake walk, and there have been so many moments I’ve questioned whether I was doing it right, but in my mind it has always been a blessing that I’m 100% thankful for. That said, I’m a firm believer that Moms need support, not judgement and it’s 110% okay to ask for help from others. Also, if you see a mom struggling, don’t hesitate to offer help or to simply listen to their problems. It makes all the difference in the world knowing that you are not alone as a mom.
Motherhood Lesson #2 – Love is Unconditional
It truly is indescribable, but the love that a mother has for her children is truly beyond measure. From that very first moment that I held my son in my arms, I knew that I was going to love him as I long as I lived and that I would always do whatever it took to ensure he was happy.
That feeling just grew exponentially the moment I had my second child as well and seeing the love that they have for one another just melts my heart. It’s crazy to think that when I became a mother I thought I would be the only one learning lessons, but here’s 5 Life Lessons My Boys Taught Me.
Motherhood Lesson #3 – It’s the Little Things That Matters to Them
It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday chaos and end up questioning yourself as a parent, but being a mom has taught me that above all – it’s the little things that matters to them. Mom guilt can be hard, but I’ve learned over the years to give myself grace and instead of trying to do it all, I’ve focused on the things that really matters.
The bedtime stories, the kisses on their boo-boo’s, the special snacks, and the silly games are all what matters to them and when they grow up and look back on it all, they will remember those things the most. It’s the little things that made them smile, laugh, and feel loved, not a perfect house or extravagant gifts.
Motherhood Lesson #4 – Life is Messy, But It’s Always Beautiful
I’ve learned life is not about being perfect and a house is meant to be lived in. I’ve learned messes are when memories are made and playing in the dirt is what it’s all about.
When my boys get older and look back on their childhood, they won’t remember a sparkling house, but they will remember the times where their mom let them make mud pies, and where mom let them build a homemade volcano that erupted in the kitchen.
Motherhood Lesson #5 – Savor the Moments
Both of my boys have such pure hearts and free-spirits, and their laughter and smiles are truly contagious. No matter how rough of a day I’ve had at work, when I see my kids, they light up my world and make me so incredibly happy. There’s so many special things I don’t want to forget about their childhood and this period in our lives.
These past 6 years have literally zoomed by so fast, and it has made me realize the importance of savoring every precious moment. It was only yesterday I was holding my first son for the very first time and now he’s graduating Kindergarten. I’m learning to have a grateful heart with every day and to enjoy the little things.
In honor of my son’s 6th birthday, I thought I would share some adorable photos of him below.
Happy Birthday, Handsome boy! You make us all so happy and I love you with all of my heart. One day when you get older and read this, I hope you know how much you truly mean to me, your Dad, and your brother. You’re such a beautiful soul, so smart, and I’m so proud of you! Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hope you enjoyed today’s post on What Becoming a Mother Taught Me. I’d love to hear from other Mom’s out there: What has motherhood taught you? In what ways did becoming a mom change you? Comment below!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara