Motherhood takes all forms.
May being the month for moms, everyone celebrates Motherhood by dedicating this post to all devoted and loving mothers. They deserve much more than a day or month of celebration.
My Take on Motherhood
Motherhood is a challenge. Apart from enduring the painful births of their children, Mothers have the grave responsibility of making sure that their young ones don’t fall by the wayside at any time.
What’s worse is that they’ve to endure the tantrums and negative reactions of their children when the latter group doesn’t understand their good intentions.
Furthermore, society judges a mother more than a father for a child’s flawed behavior. Mothers had the pressure to make sure that their kids ‘grew up right’ since time began.
There’s an added dimension to modern motherhood. Moms these days must toggle their careers with their kids’ needs. It’s an uneven balance everyone’s aware of, but too few people address.
Motherhood Takes All Forms
Your first thoughts at the word ‘mother’ are usually those of a married woman who raises a typical family. But motherhood takes all forms.
There are adoptive moms, who, by choice or otherwise, bear the burden of raising children who are not their own. They may face the angst of having to tell their little ones who their birth mothers are.
Stepmoms also raise children who are not their own. They struggle with having to bond with a ready-made family.
Then, there are pet owners, often unrecognized owners of ‘fur kids.’ They have the love and affection of their fur babies but must realize that their charges can never communicate with them the way human children do.
Of course, there are the amazing ‘super moms’ who wear all these hats.
For every woman who’s a mom, no one can ever thank you enough for the sacrifices you make.. Like the pink carnation, you lose your lovely pink petals, or shields, to protect.
Beautiful shields that fall
And cover the young roots that grow
Gifts of Thanks falling so fondly
On the strong pinkish shields
That guard and teach