What is Motherhood?
In honor of Mother's Day, we asked some Prana Mamas to define Motherhood. Here's what they had to say.
"Motherhood is an honor bestowed upon women. It means you will forever be connected to a child or children who will grow and learn with values and skills which you have helped create in them. Motherhood is a responsibility and a privilege. You will worry, love, care, make sacrifices, and do your best to help your children for the rest of time. Your heart grows even bigger when you become a mother. There is an indescribable bond between you and your child that you will always cherish. No matter how you became a mother, once you've become one, your life has changed forever." - Marissa H.
"Sacrifice. We sacrifice our time, our bodies, our personal wellness, our money, our relationships, etc. all in order to become and be mothers. Where is that demanded of anyone else in society?! It's in watching your children grow and thrive that makes all of those sacrifices worth it <3" - Sarah L.
"Motherhood has been my greatest blessing and my biggest challenge. I never in a million years thought I could love something as much as I love this tiny human! It's more work than I ever imagined and there are a ridiculous amount of sacrifices I make without hesitating. There are some days where it sucks your soul, and there are days where you let go of everything and dance in the sunset." - Marissa G.
"Motherhood is Divine. It is the most sacred task I was put on earth to do. It is unconditional love. It is constant growth, humility, introspection and grace. It is HARD! But it feels like the most natural thing in the world." - Sophia M.
"Motherhood is the chance to share in life's biggest expression of love with and through my daughter who is the brightest light in my life. Motherhood is the opportunity to witness my daughter be that light for everyone she interacts with. It's a divinely guided gift of unconditional love. Her name is Mia - "wished for child". Motherhood is the culmination of all things the most happy and the most difficult. Motherhood is a reflection of myself, who I was once was and who I strive to be - my "why". Motherhood is observing and celebrating all that my daughter is and who she is becoming. Motherhood is my most pure and infinite gift to the world." - Crystal
"Motherhood means patience and finding inner strength and love that are probably not accessible without the experience of motherhood." - Dr. Yael Markowicz
"Motherhood is so hard. There are a lot of silent tears, sacrifices, and guilt. It can be ruthless at times. It's also so magical. Motherhood gave me a reason to be a better human being and to let go of of a lot of the pain and hurt I'd been harboring since my childhood. My relationship with my biological mother leaves much to be desired and a lot of those feelings came up when I myself became a mother, but I'm appreciative of what my journey of motherhood has taught me about myself. I've stopped comparing myself to others, especially to those who were able to conceive easily, and have come to accept that my journey is still valid and beautiful." - Anonymous
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