6 Essential Reminders Of How Empowering Motherhood Can Be

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” Maya Angelou. As rightly described by Maya Angelou, mothers are a force of nature with the power of unconditional love for their children. The most empowering force.

Though, we often find ourselves engulfed in delusional notions of society. Where success is measured with a yardstick of financial supremacy or social stature. Basically with more zeros in your bank account or bigger titles. Women are often perceived empowered if they are shattering the biggest glass ceilings of the society, which don’t get me wrong, for all good reasons is hella empowering but is just a slice in the whole pie of women empowerment.

Even our previous Miss World, Manisha Chillar insisted, a mother’s profession should receive the highest salary and respect in the world. Real empowerment is women having the freedom to take all kinds of decisions in their life & motherhood forms the core.

So let’s shatter those delusions and see 6 essential reminders of how motherhood is empowering

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It’s all about decisions

Feminism means making crucial choices for yourself. Women having the freedom to make life decisions for themselves, such as to have a career right now and kids later, to suspend the career for parenting kids or to maintain a balance between career and parenting kids. Possessing the power to take charge of your life is the most imperative part of empowerment. You can decide, between writing pay-checks or giving potty training, or do both at the same time, because why not?

Makes you strong

The beautiful process of birthing a child makes you stronger than ever before. For nine months, you pour all your heart and love to nurture a child inside your body and then labor to bring forth a new life into this world. It is a life changing experience. It alters your perspective of the world. With the birth of every child, there is the birth of a new mother. A little nervous and overwhelmed, but a wonderful woman who manages everything with finesse, without any prior practice.

Better understanding

Recently, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, after witnessing his wife, Meghan Markle giving birth to their son, said, “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.” This is a perfect example of a husband expressing admiration for women after childbirth. Agreed, motherhood is not fancy titles or promotions, but it doesn’t need to be. Increased respect, understanding, and coordination in your relationship make it worth everything.

Growing a child

Right from feeding your child to teaching them how to walk, speak or run. Motherhood entails so much. Teaching them moral values and responsibilities, their initial ways of life, sending them to a daycare or to grandparents, you get to plan everything. I’m not sure what embodies the idea of empowerment more than a parent being an instrumental part of a child’s growth and teaching them how to function as independent adults in this world.

It has its challenges

Let’s face it. Motherhood is not all roses and flowers, there are challenges. Some days it is food fuss, low grades, and scraped knees. But still, you handle everything with patience, even without any rest days or vacations. Certainly what keeps you going is, when the younger one before sleeping at night, hugs you and says, ‘I love you, mom. Thanks for always being there for me.’ Your children are your energy.

Making heart-wrenching decisions

Mothers show an incredible deal of strength when they send their children away from home for further education or career responsibilities. The art of facing the world with a constant smile on face and showing everyone you’re okay when your absolute heart is ripping out requires a great deal of strong resolution. Nothing better than motherhood can teach you to balance the emotional side of your life.

Lastly, I want to thank you, mom, for not seeing motherhood as a stifling obligation and rather as an act of immortal love and sense of deep-rooted affection. For rediscovering the world through your child’s eyes, and taking pride in my accomplishments – big or small.

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