When I was a little girl I used to play with baby dolls. Oh how I loved to play with baby dolls.
I’d dress them, feed them, take them to picnic lunches at the park. I’d take them to the pretend doctor if they were sick. I’d sing and dance with them and bathe them and then put them to bed.
Never in my young life did I ever doubt I would some day have real children to take care of. And thanks to God my dreams came true.
First came my son. I could jump with joy when the doctor told me I’d be having a little boy soon. And when he was born it was literally love at first sight. I loved him right from the start, even before he was born, but when I held him in my arms for the first time I knew I’d love him forever. A gift. He has made me proud ever since he was born. His smile lights up my world.
Then came my daughter. I wanted my second pregnancy to be a surprise so I held off trying to know if I’d be having a boy or a girl. It was the hardest thing to do! Towards the end I’d beg my husband to let me know if it was a boy or a girl. He had wanted to know right away but I had asked him to keep the secret. And bless his heart he did. I heard the doctor say “It’s a girl” and I was ecstatic! She was perfect. Beautiful. My little princess. My love for her was also instant and forever.
I’ve loved seeing them growing up. I love hearing them laugh and play. I love how pure their love is. I wish the best for them in all their lives. Sure there will be hard times in life, we all have them. But I hope love will carry them through anything.
My life is a simple one I’d say. I don’t have a masters in anything. I don’t drive a fancy car or live in a lavish home. To me, those things were never important in life. In fact I never gave thought to them growing up as a little girl. What I did know is that I wanted a family. I wanted children.
So, that said, If I never make anything big in life. If I never become a very important person to society, or if I’m not able to bring world peace to this earth, I’m alright with that.
Because to me, being a loving mother is what I had dreamed about becoming and what I have become.
Because motherhood is not easy, but it is so rewarding.
Because not every woman is meant to be a mother and in my heart I believe I was one of the lucky ones that were.