I've always wondered what it would feel like to be a mother. The overwhelming sensation of life growing steadily inside of a person, the periodic discomfort late at night, the labour pangs, the art of birthing, the craft of raising a child is nothing short of mind blowing. Need I mention the emotional and psychological paradigm shifts that occurs during the process? The body changes a woman experiences when she cruises into motherhood is worthy of note too. Indeed the art and craft of birthing and raising a child is incredibly phenomenal to say the least.
While there are a number of things mothers deal with that leave them feeling really overwhelmed, they would always say that having a child is one of their biggest achievements. The job is never truly easy. The art of developing a child, teaching your son how to read, acquainting your daughter with art and craft kits, moulding her value system, monitoring what your son watches on television, is interesting and bittersweet. However in the long run, it's a great feeling.
Interestingly, In Finland, every newborn is given a cardboard box to sleep in, a starter kit of clothes, diapers, and toys by the government. Little wonder they rank among the countries with the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Those few gestures that make the beginning of motherhood a little easier is quite amazing and thoughtful. The UK government is taking a leaf off their book and doing a great thing for mothers and kids by giving out boxes at some hospitals. They appreciate the beauty in a well groomed and developed child and are putting actions to plans in reducing infant mortality as well.
Still, outside of ensuring that your child is in perfect condition, the journey continues into ensuring your kids grow into the best they can possibly be. The first five years are very critical to their growth, hence exposures to arts and crafts, graphics, great experiences and more can't be overrated.
It's equally important that as a mother, you are conscious of your physical and mental well being. Especially if it's your first time being a mother, it's important that you put yourself together as that baby won't take care of (her)himself. It's normal to feel overwhelmed when training a child, or grooming them into little adults and creative geniuses, but you can talk to someone more experienced, get help and make the journey a little more enjoyable.
It's not mother's day but still, cheers to motherhood.