Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting, mind-boggling, beautiful, life-changing experiences in life. Once they put that baby in your arms, you know that life as you know it is no more. Life will be a completely different battle-field from now on.
Motherhood is also an experience that needs to be lived one day at a time and savoured completely, but definitely NOT without help.
Can a mother do it on her own?
Of course she can! Mothers are strong and mothers can handle it!
But mothers are human beings and they can easily break as well, so they need people around them to give them a helping hand, offer some words of reassurance, lend an ear to hear their moans and groans.
Our better halves can do an excellent job in being great daddies and great partners, but sometimes a mummy just needs another mummy who has gone through exactly what she’s going through (and sometimes to complain about the hubby as well!).
“We don’t necessarily agree on everything. We don’t follow the same techniques. Definitely, none of us are experts. But we are there to listen to each other..”
It is important for us mums to have other mums with whom we can share our struggles, to whom we can go to for advice.
People who can tell us it will get better before it gets worse. I know for sure that my group of mummy friends is a blessing. We don’t necessarily agree on everything. We don’t follow the same techniques. Definitely, none of us are experts. But we are there to listen to each other, to be happy for each other and to appreciate how hard each one of us is working to bring up strong, responsible little humans.
When it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and you can’t sleep because you’re worried about yet another thing, you know that you can drop them a message (social media makes life easier nowadays) and you rest better because you’ve shared your burden with someone else.
I dedicate this to all my mummy-friends, who are super mums and super friends.
Thank you because I will always know that there’s someone being strong when everything else is falling apart.
Thank you because I know I’m not alone when I feel like a complete disaster.
Thank you for sharing with us the beautiful moments in our journey.
Thank you because my little one will always have people who love him around him and because my heart warms up with the thought that there is a beautiful generation growing up out there.
And to all the mums out there, be sure to surround yourself with other strong mothers. There are a lot of them reading this at this moment. You are not alone in feeling confused and you deserve to share your success stories with others as well. Don’t be shy to look out for other mums who are going through the same things as you. You deserve it!
About the author:
Geraldine is a 29 year old (loud) mummy, wife, interpreter, LSA, performer, traveller, dreamer, writer – Not necessarily always in that order!