Weekend Reflection: Remembering the old times

Being a mother is on of the greatest thing that can happen to a women. Motherhood is not for the faint- hearted and nothing that you read in books can prepare you adequately to embrace it. Nothing beats hands on experience to learn how to cope with this new life which you have brought into the world.

9 months pregnant

From conception to birth and beyond a women goes through many different emotions and experiences. As your body changes to accommodate the growing baby in your body you make plans on how you will be welcoming this new addition to the family.

It wasn’t an easy transition into motherhood for me. Even though I got married at the early age of 22 yrs old we didn’t managed to have our first child till I was 25yrs old. I was unfortunate to suffer two miscarriages early into pregnancy. I was devastated when they occurred one after another in the first two years of our marriage. We both loved children and wanted to start our family immediately after marriage and it seemed like fate was playing a cruel trick on us.

It took quite a while before I was mentally and physically prepared to try for a child the third time. It was in 2003 when the miracle that we were praying for happened. I was paranoid and took all the necessary precautions as I badly wanted to be able to carry this baby to full term. I yearned to hold my own baby in my arms and to feel the kicks and movements in my belly.

GOD answered my prayers and on the 5th of March 2004 Monkey boy was born. He was 2 days overdue and I had to undergo an emergency c-section to deliver him. We were finally a family. It was a real comfort to finally have my baby in my arms.

Monkey boy a a baby

Fast forward to 2012 I am now a mother of three and have witnessed each one of them reaching the various milestones of their life. A lot have changed since I was 25yrs old. Now at 34 I’m enjoying motherhood much more then I was when I first started out. It has been a whirlwind of experiences and memories for me which I will always cherish.

How has motherhood changed for you?

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Writer’s Workshop- Happy Mommy


Earlier on this week I wrote about the top ten task within my job and how hectic it can be sometimes as a mom. However difficult it may seem to cope with a extremely full platter it’s still the most rewarding job which I have.

Here is a list of 10 things which I love  and am thankful about motherhood.

  1.  I get to spend most of the time with my 3 darlings.
  2. I  learn something new each day from the kids.
  3. I get to actively participate in their growing up years and shower them with all the love and care that I can offer them.
  4. It’s a humbling experience but I do learn how to be a more patient and better person.
  5. Learning again from my kids how to enjoy the simplest things in life.
  6. It gives you the incentive to learn and do things that you never thought was possible.
  7. It makes you sit down and take note of your own actions and how they can impact the kids. You become less impulsive.
  8. I get to enjoy hugs and kisses and hear ” I love you” on a daily basis. It’s great being affirmed by your kids that they love you.
  9. I get to play dress up and do activities which I didn’t get to do when I was a child.
  10. It makes you cherish and enjoy what you have more then when you were not a parent.

What do you love about motherhood?
What’s your best memory about being a mother?


Jenny MatlockMama’s Losin’ It