You are a mother now.

You’re a mother now.
The number of things you are afraid of has been multiplied to a hundred.
You get practical exams for patience almost every everyday. And you learn to summon courage and understanding now more than you’ve ever done in your entire life.
You utter a silent prayer almost every single minute, especially when you see the thermometer hits the 38 degrees Celsius mark. You recognize a sleepless night even before it begins.
Hugs and kisses with no reasons are your consolation for all the TV series you’ve missed watching, books you’ve missed reading, parties you’ve missed attending, and clothes you’ve missed buying. And somehow, you don’t understand why, but somehow, those are enough.
Children will grow up and leave. But you will always be mother. That cannot change. But you also know too darn well that you’ll never be the same.
There are times when you hate being needed all the time. Yet most of the time, you love being needed all the time.
You marvel at oddity of your new calling. More so at the number of times your heart skips a beat or when your pulse races like crazy.
You recognize all these but you are not complaining, nor regretting – NO. Definitely not regretting. This is one of the best, if not the best thing that ever happened to you. You know that much.
Mother. The title scares, amazes, and makes you proud all at the same time.
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A Letter To My Child

We know that in life the roads aren’t made of gold,
That people cry and people die, and memories grow old.
If in a mess you get caught up and feel you’re in a trance,
Stop and pray then read this letter once you get the chance:

My dearest child, remember that you are loved
By your parents on earth and your Father above
Your life is precious, your roots are divine.
When tested, be patient, perfection takes time.

Sometimes the world would mock what’s right
And one must choose between fight or flight.
In such a time child, firmly hold your ground.
Fear will wither where faith abounds.

Sometimes your plate might seem awfully full
And you’ll even wonder why you have to go to school.
In such a time child, think of what really matters
A few things are treasures in the grandest ever after.

Sometimes the righteous, they suffer even more
And you’ll see good people dragged further to the floor.
When it seems like for evil the stars are all aligned
Remember that for this, justice He designed.

Sometimes you’ll get hurt and sorrow you’ll find.
You might even lose hope and faith in mankind.
But think of how once He atoned for your sins,
And learn what great joy forgiveness can bring.

Sometimes in love, you think He’s unfair
That He answers others yet ignores your prayers.
When in waiting it seems your life’s mostly spent
Just think that it would all make sense in the end.

My dearest child, remember that you are loved
By your parents on earth and your Father above
Your life is precious, your roots are divine.
When tested, be patient, perfection takes time.