Monday, June 16, 2014

Becoming a mom equals changing?

The other day I was told that I was "so reserved" now since I had my daughter. I quickly went on the defense and stated that I hadn't changed at all, I blamed it on being tired. When I was driving home I began to think about how I did change. I'm a mom. I am responsible for the life of someone else. Someone I created. It's an amazing experience that fellow non children having people just don't understand. Now, please don't tell me that is an unfair statement. I know, I once too thought I knew it all even though I did not have any children. I mean, I went to school for Social Work and worked as a child protective worker. I knew what having children was all about. I got paid to tell people how to raise their children and helped them to see areas where they needed to work on. I thought I knew it all.

Then I got pregnant. I started to have this bond with someone I had never met. A bond that I could not describe. It was beyond magical. It was pure and incredible and that was all in the first week that I found out that I was pregnant.

The first time I felt her moving inside my belly I thought it was weird, but beautiful. Then she was born and change I did. I became a better person. I became whole.

Change is essential for growth. I am in no way the same person that I was when I was 15, thank goodness. I am also in no way the same person that I was when 23. I had just moved out on my own, I knew it all, so I thought. I had no concept of budgeting and racked up a ton of credit card debit and struggled to make ends meet, but I learned my lessons and I changed.

Five years ago, I was single and felt so alone. Fast forward to now I am married and a stay at home mom. I have the ability to change to thank for that.

Change is good.

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