My single greatest accomplishment.
Nothing can prepare you for it. Not books, prenatal classes, Google, friends or even your own mom. Motherhood is amazing. But, it is also messy, chaotic, stressful, dirty and exhausting. Oh and you won't be able to pee alone for a very long time!
Nothing prepares you for the craziness of motherhood, but nothing prepares you for the insane amount of love you have for your babes either. You feel their joy, sadness, sickness, laughter and love. No one needs you and loves you as much as they do. There truly is no greater love.
I get it now. I understand all of the times that I was sad, happy, hurt and sick that my mom went through it all with me. That she felt all of the emotions I did x 1 million. The relationship that my mom and I have is unmatched by any other. When my daughter was born, I couldn't believe that I had a baby girl. I was shocked because I never thought I would have the opportunity to have a mother daughter relationship. Now I am blessed to have special relationships with both of my babies. My mom has always been and continues to be my best friend, my biggest supporter, my biggest critic and my ride or die. I don't know what I would do without her.
As I sit here reflecting on being a mother and on my own mother, I am nursing my baby girl and my son is holding my hair in his hands as he sleeps. Like I said, my single greatest accomplishment; my babies and being their momma.
"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning