Being a parent takes a lot, it's the most rewarding and most stressful job. You don't stop being a parent when you become one, it's for life. But there are loads of reasons being a parent is awesome.
It's hard when you caught up, but you can't be too ready either. You prepare well, but every child is different and everyone is a gift.
I couldn't have been any happier when I become a mom. They say you'll never understand your mom until you become one. I'm one of those. And you know what it's like to be a mama bear when you are one. Cherish every moment you have as the years go by. They grow quicker than you think. There are lots of reasons being a parent is awesome.
All the mess today - you'll miss it one day. They drive you crazy and melt you at the same time. Celebrate it. Life is about the little ones and they make the holidays even more special and it feels like it's more about them. They make you humble and grateful for life more than ever. The children's laughter is one of the best sounds you'll hear. The joy echoes when kids are around. And its the most heartwarming feeling for the adults.
Here are some quotes I found about motherhood that perfectly sums up how it feels.
"When you are completely exhausted and don't know how you're going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day, you're probably a good parent."
"Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own. To teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing, even when you're not sure what the right thing is... and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong."
"Don't worry that children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you."
"Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient even when you think it gets too much, it gets overwhelming but you never quit. You see the wonder, even in chaos. You wouldn't have it any other way because it's your life. Listen with your heart and you feel how blessed you are. You are amazing."