Sorry my foodie friends, no food talk or pics today so if you want to skip this post I totally understand. Instead I’d like to share with you my thoughts and experiences on motherhood. I’m posting this one day early so I can stay off blogging (well my blog at least ;-)) on Mother’s day. Here are a few things I’ve learned so far through my wonderful journey.
Until you’re a Mom you don’t really understand:
the TRUE POWER of a baby’s smile.
how unselfish you really can be.
the value of time.
the definition of heartmelting.
that even the strongest bonds can be made without saying a single word.
the meaning of responsibility.
how to nurture.
That above is what I like to call the “Mother of all Rainbows”. Like they say, “at the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold,” here’s mine:
They fill my days with joy, love, laughter, and blessings. They are so many things to me:
the reason I breathe.
my source of laughter.
my sunshine on a cloudy day.
the reason I continue to learn so that I can someday pass on my knowledge to them.
my monsters by day,
but angels by night.
Uh huh, sometimes my kiddies may seem like little monsters, but they’re MY little monsters and even little monsters have to nap.
That’s when I can’t help but watch them with loving eyes and think to myself how lucky I am. I thank the powers above for blessing me with such beautiful children.
So how many times have people tried to give you advice that you don’t agree with? Being Asian, I know all too well that there are too many Chinese superstitions/traditions out there to follow. If I listened to all of them it would drive me up the walls. So I try to do whatever works for me. Same goes with reading those baby books. Don’t treat those books as a bible, treat them as a reference or a guide to your journey through motherhood. If someone tells you not to pick up your baby when he/she cries cause you’ll spoil him/her but you feel the need to pick him/her up, then do it. I’m sure every parent will agree that babies grow way too fast. Before you know it they’re toddlers who ask you way too many questions or teenagers who slam the door in your face. Sure, you’re spoiling your baby but I don’t see anything wrong with spoiling your baby with love and attention. So hold that baby in your arms while you can and just enjoy the bonding time.
And a place in my heart will always be hers.
From the first breath she breathed,
When she first smiled at me,
I knew the love of a father runs deep.
Someday you might know what I’m going through,
When a miracle smiles up at you.
I loved her first.”