Twenty-two years ago, when I first gave birth, I never realized that I had been endowed with super powers. I was frustrated and full of love. My body ached, yet I had never felt this kind of joy before and even though I thought I had seen the world, never before had I seen something so beautiful as my son.
But the real thing that surprised me about motherhood was that overnight, I had become a superhero. I could stay awake for 24 hours straight and was still sane enough to do the daily chores. I could fly from my room to my child's room if I heard him cry. I became invisible when he was sleeping, as I wanted him to have a good night's sleep. I spit fire if anyone tried to hurt my child. I became the protector and the body guard for this little creature. As a mother, I lost all shame and sense of embarrassment and was willing to make a fool of myself in front of people if it would make my child happy. I could walk around with vomit on my clothes without feeling any shame. Never did I realize that a clean diaper could give me so much joy.
Once my child grew a little older, I was able to put my heart in his hands whenever he went to school. Within seconds, I could go from laughing to crying when he would tell me his stories.
It is so interesting how we change once we give birth. Becoming a mother is not just a physical change; it's like we become superhuman beings. I am no doctor, but I feel like the whole chemistry of my brain has changed, and I have seen others go through a similar experience. We bear the excruciating pain of childbirth, yet we want more children. Why do we become this way? In my opinion, motherhood has been the most beautiful, painful, rewarding and difficult job I've ever had. But it's what identifies me as a human being. When people ask me what I do, the first thing that comes out of my mouth is, "I am a mother." Even though my oldest is 22, I still feel my heart going away with him when he drives away.
So, my dear humans, don't mess with me and the other moms of the world. We will take you down if you mess with our kids!