Being a mother is not what you gave up to have a child, but what you have gained from having one. I have rediscovered myself since I have plunged into the world of motherhood. Not only the world has become a better place to live in but I am a changed, and a better person.
I have become more calm, patient, and honest because I know somebody is watching me and will follow me. I have to be careful in everything I say since it is quickly absorbed and remembered. And what surprises me most is playing so many roles like that of a dancer, doctor, teacher, artist, chauffeur, cook and much more. I am a gardener who is making their souls blossom.
It is well said that a child educated only at school is an uneducated child. And I firmly believe in providing moral and intellectual education to them. Someday they will be walking in my shoes so I have to make sure they are pointed in right direction. When they are doing their art work I become an artist. I never knew I was so creative. I am mesmerized how can their bruises be healed and their pain relieved by a simple kiss. I learnt to drive so that I could take them around. They do not care how much I know because they know how much I care.
They are the boss but I feel free. I am re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I am once again a child. When I dance with my kids, the more silly I am, the more they like. I don’t remember my birthday being celebrated with such a great zeal as now. While I am trying to teach them all about life they teach me what life is all about.
With their souls so pure and love so unconditional I feel blessed. I may not be perfect in all the things I do but when I look at my children I know I got something in life perfectly right.
By: Shilpi Mittal
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