Things My Mother Told Me Which I Never Understood Till Now

SV400032The last week has been a steep learning curve for me, being thrust so suddenly into motherhood has come with many lessons to learn. And I can’t help smiling about the lessons. My Mom was right about so many many many things! Becoming a mother has brought me even closer (never thought that could be possible) to my own mother. I have a far deeper understanding & respect for her now than what I ever had before.

I always heard her say that she would die saving her children, I never really fully understood what that meant till now.

I heard her say that having a baby was not like playing with a doll, I never understood what that meant till now.

I heard her saying that having a baby was very hard but very rewarding work, I never really understood what that meant till now.

I heard her expressing her love for my brother and I, I never really understood what that meant till now.

Being a mother is a really moosh of many many many emotions. My life has changed completely. I’m no longer concerned for my own well being, but live to ensure that all of Ava’s needs are met. I have learnt that my bladder is way stronger than I gave it credit for and that I can keep a pee in if necessary. I’ve learnt that as long as my baby is fed and comfy, it doesn’t matter how hungry or thirsty I am. There’s a new order in our household. I see to Ava’s every need and W sees to my every need. Poor W, not really sure who’s looking out for all of his needs right now, but he’s happy to be the king of the castle and says that as long as his two princesses are cared for nothing else matters. My husband is a changed man since this baby came into his life. It doesn’t matter how tired or irritated he may be, he has the world of patience for his little princess.

Its odd, my mother was right when she said life can change in the blink of an eye.

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  • Reply Hanneke

    Beautifull !!! I cannot stop crying every time i read one of your blogs or post !! I can read the love and pride in every word that you type. I am truly humbled by your whole experience.

    May God bless you and your precious family in all the years to come !!!

    December 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Susan

    That was funny what you wrote about the pee part. lol. Hugs.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply bratty

    The Love of a Mother can never be matched…..Enjoy every moment of your little angel

    December 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Julia

    Such a beautiful post. And so so true. Ones relationship with your Mom goes through a transformation of it’s own once you have kids. I hope that one day soon I will be able to read a post of yours without being in tears.

    ps..that is such a beautiful picture of 3 generations..xx

    December 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Rach

    Glad to read that you’re settling into motherhood so well.


    December 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Eva

    Beautiful. Congratulations!

    December 21, 2009 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Hela

    So many true words! And so relevant to so many of us!

    December 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    What a beautiful, wonderful post. Isn’t it amazing how wise our mothers are?

    December 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Quiet Dreams

    It sounds like your wise mother passed her wisdom on to you.

    December 22, 2009 at 5:30 am
  • Reply Abs

    That beautiful photo of the 3 of you says more than words ever could. You are finally where you were always meant to be Sharon. xxx

    December 22, 2009 at 8:04 am
  • Reply deathstar

    I can relate about how your life can change overnight! The photo of Ava is so beautiful, so wonderful! Congratulations and welcome to being perpetually fatigued.


    December 22, 2009 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Lea White

    Indeed life can change in the blink of an eye, but for the better (even though I’m sure there will be days that you miss the “carefree” days of pre-motherhood as we all do from time to time, but you’ll still love the new life you have) πŸ™‚

    December 22, 2009 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Nix

    Beautiful post, and I love the pee bit. So extremely true!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Sandy

    Congratulations, Sharon. What a wonderful series of posts. I’m so glad that you got the best Christmas present ever!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Zeu

    Love this photo πŸ™‚ You look totally in love, and so you should!

    It’s such a priviledge and pleasure to see you in the next phase of your life!


    December 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply melanie

    Just saw your blog now. She is beautiful, you are really blessed. Merry Christmas to you and your family

    December 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Charmi

    So happy for you Sharon – and you are so blessed to also have such a wonderful relationship with your mom – I wish I had! All the best for you and Walter – you both deserve it so much and it couldnt have happened at a better time eh! xoxoxo

    December 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply SCY

    Cannot be happier to have your Mom proven right in many instances πŸ˜‰


    December 22, 2009 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    Love this post, it’s beautiful.
    Please, please don’t stop sharing about your precious baby girl – I am so very happy for you, W and of course beautiful Ava who has been blessed with the most amazing family.


    December 23, 2009 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Al

    Beautiful post, I hope I can experience this sometime very soon!

    Congrats on your daughter!

    December 23, 2009 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Chelle

    What a beautiful post. It is all so true. You really don’t realize the true meanning of those statements until you are the one truly feeling them. Children really are a blessing and the instincts that create the bonds between parent and child are amazing.

    Best wishes and sincere congrats on your new bundle of joy!

    December 23, 2009 at 7:48 am
  • Reply lily ashley

    i could not stop reading!! iread all of your posts!

    thank you for sharing and congratulations!

    ICLW hugs!

    December 23, 2009 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Amber

    I loved reading this post! I hope that we get to experience the joys of parenthood in the near future! We’ve just begun our adoption journey–I plan on going back and reading your posts prior to Ava’s (the name we’ve also chosen if we have a daughter πŸ˜‰ adoption. Best!

    December 24, 2009 at 12:19 am
  • Reply K

    I absolutely love this post.. I feel this kind of thing all the time (and more often as I get older)! What a beautiful picture of the 3 generations of women.. awesome xxx

    December 24, 2009 at 6:27 am
  • Reply K

    PS. ..and of course you’ll be saying the same thing to Ava, and she won’t understand either until..

    December 24, 2009 at 6:32 am
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