How different are your views about love and life now that you’re a mom?
More than anything else, I guess, motherhood gave me a fresh + an entirely different view of love + life, in general. It made me more hopeful. It changed the way I see the world in so many different ways + basically, it gave me a more positive outlook. I guess, I simply can’t help it! Well, imagine having a little piece of heaven with you everyday + tell me if you’re point-of-view will not take a 360-degree turn?
My perspective about love now transcends beyond the romantic + is now focused more on the selfless type – that of a mother’s love to his son. When I was pregnant, I realized that it is possible to love someone so deeply even if you have not met him, cause that is precisely how I feel about my son. I love him dearly even when he is still in my womb, that the usually careless me was taking extra precautions + taking care not to slip, bump or fall in fear of hurting my baby inside. Even my littlest gesture, including taking my pre-natal vitamins (+ if you know me, you’d know that i never take pills since I simply hate taking medicine!), are all geared towards my son’s health, safety + well-being.
I am still a work in progress, + I cannot claim to be infallible, I sometimes revert back to the old habit of thinking more of myself, but almost always, all my decisions, my actions + words are made for the benefit of my son + what would be best for him. I only think of myself now as my second priority!
Being a mum is no simple task, it is a lifetime job with no salaries or compensations or vacation leaves, you simply never cease to become a mother + it is not for the faint of heart, the thought of bringing a new life into the world + raising that person to achieve his full potentials is enough to make most of us recoil in fear + run for cover, but, now that I am one, I can never imagine my life before it!