Mother, Mommy, Mama and Mom
All of these words have the same meaning, the fact that you are the female parent of your child.
To me those words mean something else, as a son and as a father looking at my children and their mom together. The word mommy takes on a life of its own.
The day you or your partner is pregnant is the start of motherhood, You have grown this human being from scratch, nurture it, love it, carry it and despite being uncomfortable, the sleepless nights, sickness and soreness you continue to put yourselves on the back burner to deliver this new life and welcome them into the world.
The day arrives and you have felt this baby grow and move inside you for 9 months and it’s time to see your beautiful baby but to do this you have to go through the most unbearable pain and you do it because you know why?
Because you are a Mom!
Hours and hours of pain, sweat, tears and blood you bring your baby into the world and the second you see/hold them you’re in love…now the real job begins because you are now in charge of this little life and your role is to give them the best life you can.
Now as a son when I was growing up, I never really appreciated my Mom and what she had done for me for all these years and what she and to go through and do without to make sure me and my siblings were happy, fed and looked after but now I’m a father myself and I look at the mother of my children I’m in awe!!
The love I have for my children is unquestionable but the sheer love I see between a mom her kids is a beautiful thing to watch, everything she once had has been pushed aside and she has now put herself in second place. She entirely focuses on making these children as happy as she can.
Sleepless nights followed by early mornings but still even though you’re exhausted you still smile and play at stupid o’clock in the morning.
In the day you’re mommy, nurse, cleaner, chef and general dogs body to the tiny demanders, you’re shattered and can’t wait for bedtime but you still read that one last storybook before sleep with voices and actions.
Through sickness you power through because being a mommy isn’t a part-time job. It’s one that requires your attention 24/7 and regardless of how unappreciated you feel that smile and those small cuddles make it all worthwhile.
So monnies you are all doing a great job and just know you are the real superheroes!
Daddy Giraffe x