May 28, 2012

Unexpected Joys of Motherhood



The moment I saw the two lines in my pregnancy test I was so happy and I could not explain the feeling, all I know is I will be a mother soon but it was not a successful pregnancy. But God is so good and He gave me another chance and now I have a son. I always say that my son completes me because I know that without him I won’t be a mother.

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born, she never existed before. The woman existed but the mother never. A mother is something absolutely new“ – Rajneesh


No one says that motherhood is a sweet journey and you never know how hard it is unless you become a mother. I hope there is Motherhood 101 lesson in school so I would be prepared but there isn’t any lesson but every day is a chance for me to learn how to raise my son, how to be a good mother and how to enjoy being a full time mom.

Being a mother is not easy because there are always challenges, trials and mistakes along the way. There are times that I feel that I’m not doing the right thing and I’m such a failure mom but I know that it is all part of life. Despite all of these hardships and challenges, I can definitely say that I’m grateful because God gave me the opportunity to become a mom and I will not trade this for anything because there are a lot of sweet moments, happy memories and joys of motherhood.

My unexpected joys of motherhood

1.     I’m happy that I chose to be a stay at home mom because I have more time with my son and I can capture those first time moments. Witnessing his first smile, crawl, steps, etc. are priceless memories.
2.     I enjoy taking photos of his developments, milestones and crazy moments.
3.     The first time my son called me “mommy”.
4.     Hugs and kisses from my son is enough to melt my heart even when I’m mad.
5.     I have a companion when my husband is not around.
6.     I know I will have separation anxiety if my son wants to have his own bedroom.
7.     Our everyday activity and bonding.
8.     I find blogging inspiration from him.

Motherhood is a lifetime journey and process. I learn and discover some things that I did not know that I have. I never thought that I could love someone unconditionally. Honestly, I’m not fond of kids’ maybe that is why I don’t want to be a teacher because I have very little patience but when I had my son, everything change. He changed me.



74 comments:

  1. Bring a mother is everything ;)

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  2. very well written Michi... it's my utmost dream... i couldn't wait to have my own little ones too... hope its soon... as in soon :(

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  3. I know how happy you are as a mom =)
    Good luck with the contest, sis!

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  4. Awww...so sweet. But it's true. Motherhood is hard but sweet at the same time too. =)

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  5. I love your list!

    And ohmygoodness, yes - motherhood is so very changing!

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  6. Apir!!!
    Goodluck with the contest, sis :)

    PS. You look like Ethan's older sister lang in the picture! Nasan ang mommy niya? :)

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  7. Thank you so much for your entry into our contest! We love your list. Especially having a companion when your husband is not around. I NEVER feel lonely anymore! I ALWAYS have these two little "others" running around keeping me company. Makes it so special, doesn't it?

    So nice to meet you here!

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  8. Very well said, Sis! Motherhood is a life long experience and I would say, one of the best! Congratulations for being such a great Mom!

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  9. I agree, sis. Of all the rights of a woman, the greatest is to be a mother. Motherhood changes women talaga. And yes, although it's hard, it's a wonderful journey. It may not always be a bed of roses, but there's nothing our child coudn't make up for. They just make everything better.

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  10. I bet soon you'll create a blog for your son. hehe :-)

    Hope someday I'll experience the joy of motherhood.

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  11. Motherhood does change us, doesn't it? It's as if we suddenly transform into a whole different- and improved- woman.

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  12. I'm not yet a mother but would love to experience the same feeling as yours someday! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. the essence of being a woman is to become a mother herself. I am a mother and I have he privilege of enjoying the prizes of motherhood just like you:)

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  14. Naaliw naman ako sa 'separation anxiety'

    Most moms seem to have that.

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  15. very nice thoughts on motherhood, i think all moms share the same insights about being a mom. Motherhood really changes a woman into a person God intends her to be.

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  16. Although at times I think my brain is turning to mush, I have recently begun to pay attention to the new skills -- and stresses -- that have come along with motherhood. I have also learned to be more patient. Because I have more than one child, I quickly learned how to distract angry children and resolve conflicts.

    Motherhood has not only changed how I view myself, but also how I view the world. It is refreshing to see ordinary things through the eyes of children. They can make the most mundane events seem magical. My children have taught me to love unconditionally and about pure joy. They teach me many lessons and they do it in very subtle ways.

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  17. Being a mother takes a lot of work and you have to give up almost everything but it so worth it! It's like our perception has changed for the better. We no longer exist on our own, we exist for our baby.

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  18. Good luck for the contest, motherhood is really a challenging role and we love our kids unconditionally =)

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  19. Glad to know that you're happy with your current sitch. For sure I'll enjoy more mommy moments too once I get married. :)

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  20. Nice post sis! Unexpected joys of motherhood are joys of all joys :)

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  21. nice post. thank you for sharing, i know in time i will be like you too, a mother.

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  22. Motherhood can be a challenge but very fulfilling.

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  23. I used to be really scared about having a child. I guess God has a funny way of scaring me, He gave me a honeymoon baby. But I'm loving every moment with my daughter now! :)

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  24. I am a mother, and the essence of being a woman is to become one:) I enjoyed every single moment of my life when I became one, just like you:)

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  25. Motherhood is very wonderful journey. :)

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  26. True, motherhood is just a fulfillment for us women. But now I feel guilty for missing out on many of my children's first moments.

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  27. wow ang cute!! :)

    http://khyutee.wordpress.com

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  28. Womanhood isn't complete unless she became a Mother. Being a MOM is her fulfillment in life. That's how I see my wife.

    PS. A woman don't need to get pregnant just to become a MOM, it happens once a life is brought to you to give care.

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  29. I am an aunt to 2 nephews and niece and like their moms, I too get to enjoy the bundle of joy this little creature brings to our lives :)

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  30. Very well said mommy Michi. Being a mom is a big task but so rewarding.

    Visiting from BC.

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  31. I can imagine how life-changing having a baby can be. Not everyone is blessed to have their own little one. You are very lucky. :)

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  32. Just being a tita and seeing a kid grow is all sorts of happy.
    What more if you're the parent noh?
    I don't want a kid yet but I am preparing for it.
    Reading as much as I can and tyring to plan what I want to give my kids.

    My Mom used to tell me I gave direction to her life. Maybe that's gonna happen to me too. :)

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  33. I can't agree .. you're awesome together :)

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  34. Motherhood is the best thing ever happened to me :-) Take many pictures Sis especially every month. Get that camera ready all the time. You can compare his developments if you take pictures more often :-)

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  35. it's really happy to be a mom! d matatawaran.

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  36. I am a father of a two-year old son. I know how happy a mother in giving birth of their baby. I know mother sacrifices more compared to a father. But fathers also feels differently like mothers do.

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  37. Really nice post on motherhood :)

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  38. not yet a mother but i know mom's love and sacrifices are of no-bounds, got this idea from my moms deeds...

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  39. true! motherhood is really beautiful :)

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  40. Motherhood becomes you! may you savor each moment with your beautiful son!

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  41. Oh yes! Being a SAHM is really a gift. I started to be one last November 2010. A month before that, kaka-resign ko palang sa work then we found out I'm pregnant. I was devastated kasi iniisip ko sana pala di ako nag resign kasi kailangan ko mag work for 2 now. Pero sabi ng asawa ko to resign since I was so stressed that time na talaga and my passion for work is 1/10 nalang. So I give it all to God and trusted him on his decisions for me. Everything happens for a reason because after I resigned, I had problems with my pregnancy. I was in bed rest until 6th month. Imagine that? Ang hirap! It's really a blessing.

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  42. I couldn't agree more! Motherhood is really the best :)

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  43. Best of luck in the contest. Also enjoy motherhood, there will be more wonderful moment to share with your baby.

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  44. I've been following your blog ever since and I can say that you indeed really is a good and responsible mother.Hope you win..I also join this contest though.:) good luck to us

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  45. I guess there is no Motherhood 101 because every mother is unique in her own ways, and so is the child. Motherhood is a privilege, but some women squander on that. But for those who take motherhood seriously and with dedication, I commend all of you. :-)

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  46. I couldn't agree more. Motherhood is the best thing that could happen to a woman :)

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  47. I also was not fond of kids before I became a mom. God has a unique sense of humor and gave me three little ones! Now, I don't know what I would be if I am not a mother. They give me much inspiration and through them I experience more of God's love.

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  48. those big smile in your face shows how happy, contented and inspired you are...
    love your post, michi

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  49. Motherhood is the most challenging thing I've ever did. But it's also the most rewarding. You're right, sis, how I wish they come with a manual when they were born. haha!

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  50. Congrats on your baby boy! take care of him! :)

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  51. I TOTALLY AGREE! ♥
    those are the joys of motherhood. :)

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  52. That's true... not just being a mother but a father too..

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  53. From a stay-at-home mom to anotherstay-at-home mom: We've got the most fulfilling career in the whole world! We don't have lunchbreaks, day-offs, bonuses, and other benefits that come with working in an office. But, we've got the once-in-a-lifetime chance of being with our kids as they grow up.

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  54. Motherhood too has brought a lot of changes to my life. I'm glad that you enjoy being a mother too.

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  55. This is one journey I wouldn't give up!

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  56. I can truly relate to your story sis... Motherhood is a life-long journey and everyday new things have been learned from our kiddos...

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  57. i really dream of becoming a SAHM, for now, i'll do everything to prepare for that :)

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  58. oh i feel jealous of you! i am now in my late 30's and i still want to have at least one more baby before my 40's settle in. :) you two are cute.

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  59. Congratulations n being a Mom! I believe it when you say that it's a blessing. Someday I hope to be a mom too instead of doting on my very adorable nephew :)

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  60. Wow.. congratulations for being a Mom, a proud and very responsible Mom must I say. :) Indeed you can't prepare for everything but you can learn everything one step at a time:) Have fun taking care of your kid and be sure to keep yourselves healthy and happy.. :D

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  61. knowing that your pregnant is ecstatic and in the same time challenging and undoubtedly fulfilling. i hope i can be a good mom,

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  62. Good luck on the contest! I hope you win! ;)

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  63. Wow, this is so inspiring sis Michi! :) I'm not super lambing and patient now, but I think having kids in the future will also change me drastically.. Anyway, good luck with the contest sis!

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  64. That's the wonder of being a mommy, I was changed big time the minute I learned that I was pregnant with my first baby...

    By the way I really liked your blog so I decided to follow you na, I hope I get a follow back narin from you.. thanks

    http://filipinawifesdiary.blogspot.com/

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  65. Awww, I hope you have more beautiful moments with your baby. :)

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  66. Congratz! Take care of your kid. God has given you the opportunity to rear up His spirit children. Motherhood is joint stewardship with the Heavenly Father. Rear up your son according to the "nurture and admonition of the Lord." Train him the way he should go and when he grows up he won't depart from it.

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  67. that was beautiful, being a mother and still serve them is priceless

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  68. i am a mother to a four month old son and you're right there- the unexpected joys that he brought is simply amazing!

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  69. I missed some of my son's first, as I am still working that time but now, I make sure that I am with him always and be able to guide him.
    Your picture with your baby is really beautiful.

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  70. Aww, my dream job. :)))) I hope I can be like you someday.

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  71. #1 -- This is also what I want to do with my life. haha. What an inspiration; you show me it's worth it. I rarely see that encouragement in the corporate world.

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  72. Being a SAHM is priceless. It's true what the quote says. The mother is a new creature as well. A woman changes when she becomes a mother.

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  73. I love being a stay at home mom too... ☺ And I have always believed that mommy duties is always the best job there is!
    Oh and I always find women to be soooo strong. Gahk it's painful to give birth whether NSD or CSD ☹

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