Sunday, 18 March 2012
Mothers Day MEME
This meme has been created by the lovely Loretta over at More Than A Mum as a way of celebrating motherhood in the run up to Mother’s Day. I was tagged by the lovely Mummy's Cheeky Monkey So, without further ado here are my questions and answers……
Describe Motherhood in three words.
Beautiful, Worthwhile and hardwork!
Does your experience differ from your Mother’s – how?
My mum had me at the same age that I had Joshua and we were both in similar personal circumstances-relationships, stability etc. However I would say that our early experiences of motherhood were a little different, I suffered from post natal depression which had a little bit of a bad effect but luckily didn't last long. Then I resorted to quite a strict routine with Josh where as my mum always was fond of the baby led approach. But other than those differences, we both raise our children wrapped with love and have the best intentions.
What’s the hardest thing about being a mum?
I find the lack of sleep is the worst thing. I have always needed a lot of sleep and I remember being told when I had Josh to prepare to be tired for the next 18 years. That is the most true statement I've ever heard, and I'm only 18 months in!
What’s the best thing?
Without a doubt is the love. The love I feel for my son is like no other. Every mum says the same but after my post natal depression I felt protective of him, but not in love with him for a little while. When it started to grow I felt that rush of love and haven't been able to see straight since-blindsighted by love for my little man. He's the love of my life, and my love and adoration for him is the purest kind of love there is. Now he's older and can express some of his love for me too, it's the most beautiful thing.
How has it changed you?
Being a mummy is the most worthwhile, best job in the whole world. But it's also the hardest and nothing can prepare you for the difficulties you face as a parent. However it's all worth it and overshadowed by your child but it changed everything about you. You loose your identity as a person when you become a parent, again this is ok it's just an adjustment!
What do you hope for your children?
My ultimate hope for Joshua is that he is happy with his life. Of course I would like to see him successful etc but my only true hope and goal for Joshua is to raise him to be happy and content with his life. I will strive to give him the very best in every way but his happiness is key to everything. I can't afford great things but I have a heart full of so much love for him, I hope that will be enough to raise a happy, content child!
What do you fear for them?
I fear all the normal things-illness, awful accidents etc. In fact I could lie awake at night worrying about the bad things that the world could inflict upon him. I also fear he will feel compelled to do somethings and be a certain way, which is something I never want him to feel. Ever. I want Joshua to be who he is and be happy with that.
What makes it all worthwhile?
The cuddles and kisses I get. What's more is that Joshua doesn't cuddle or kiss anyone else like he cuddles and kisses mummy, it makes my heart literally swell with pride!
For this lovely Mothers Day Post I tag:
Kate at Makeshift Mummy
Zoe at Tricky Customer
Allison at All In One Mummy
Rachel at Mummy Glitzer
Nothing But Words And Wine
Lucy at Leopard Print Mummy