motherhood

three things I didn’t know before I was a mom

 

3 things I learned as a new mom

The first few months of motherhood have been a whirlwind, to say the least. I can’t imagine what I did with all my time and energy before she was here.

She has changed me—and in the very best way possible.

There are so many things I DIDN’T know before she came into my world, but for now I am sharing three.

Three things I didn’t know before I was a mom.

1. Single Moms are basically superhuman

Seriously. I don’t see how they do it. I have a newfound, deep respect for all single moms and dads out there.

2. What true happiness is

Throughout my life, I have been given numerous blessings. I can’t even begin to list them all, but I have always had several reasons to be “happy” by anyones standard.

 But now, it seems that even on my darkest days, I think of her and I smile.  Actually I do more than smile. My heart is suddenly filled with an overwhelming-deep-joy that I can’t even begin to explain.

No matter how tired, stressed, worried, or frustrated I am, I look over at her, and all of the chaos in my mind stops.  And suddenly, I only feel happiness. True and pure happiness.

3. What the phrase “be the best you can be” really means.

My husband has always been a firm believer in the saying, “be the best you can be.”   I’ve always admired and respected that about him.

But, I have never personally felt that empowered or inspired by it.

I have always shrugged it off with and “oh-thats-nice” type of attitude.

My, oh my, that has certainly changed.

I now truly desire (and attempt) to be the best I can be.  l long to be more selfless, more giving, more compassionate, more loving, more patient, more kind, and the list goes on and on….

There’s a newfound desire within myself to be the very best person and woman I can be.

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Now, to add to this list, I also never knew what true EXHAUSTION WAS. But that’s another post for another day. 🙂

What have you learned since becoming a mom? I’d love to know.

Leah

1 thought on “three things I didn’t know before I was a mom

  1. I love the third point, beautiful! I can really tell that difference in you and I’m proud of you for it. I’m glad your my wife!

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