What is motherhood? The question that is so easily to ask but the answer is not always easy to put in words. Motherhood is a feeling, not so much an explanation.
Motherhood is a profound bond and deep unconditional love that a mother and child have. This unique bond goes beyond time and space and it is truly one of a kind. When you become a mother, your heart chakra opens up completely like you have never ever imagined.
Being a mother is a role that profoundly changes your life. Children come first, your focus in life changes, you become a very strong pillar in the household that keeps the warmth and the security of your home always open to your children and grandchildren, even after they grow up.
As a mother and grandmother you are given the opportunity to experience joy, selflessness and the depth of unconditional love, nurturing and giving. This experience can really accelerate your personal and spiritual growth.
Each mother’s description of motherhood is different. Here are some heart-warming, inspirational and even funny ones from Mom’s Choice Awards:
“For me, motherhood is seeing the profound value in learning about who your children are, and then encouraging and teaching them to be the best versions of themselves. It is my greatest hope that this acceptance and unconditional love will empower and strengthen my children as well as foster self-confidence and kindness!” – Courtney Westlake
“Motherhood is truly a remarkable gift and a privilege that I hold very close to my heart. To me, being a mother means to be fearless, to be a positive role model, to be a continuous cheerleader for every milestone my children will experience, to demonstrate the abundance of unconditional love that has no end and to cherish the countless memories that is truly priceless. – Eluka Moore
“Being a mother means being completely and totally overwhelmed (in the best possible way) by love, joy, responsibility, and selflessness. Motherhood means sleepless nights, big belly laughs, caterpillars on the coffee table, finger-painting in the kitchen, stubbed toes, and gapped toothed grins. Motherhood has made life more colorful than I ever knew it could be. Being a mom means I have two little people who walk around with my heart and soul in the palms of their sweet, smudgy hands.” – Lauren Casper
“Being a mother means, knowing when to talk and knowing when to listen…understanding that there is no learning curve. Every day is an adventure (especially when you are raising three boys…Boy oh Boy oh Boy). I would not trade my best day before my kids were born for the worst day after. Motherhood is: a life time adventure, the hardest non-paying 24 hour job you will ever do, and my greatest achievement!” – Amy Fazackerley
Being a mom means that “sacrificing my body, my time, my finances, my sleep, and my mental health to raise my kids will be worth it in the end, because life isn’t about me anymore. I just hope my kids survive my weaknesses, and realize I love them more than anything.” – Heather Bowcutt
“Parenting is raising a child to be the best they can be. Being a mother is different: it means providing that indescribable feeling of comfort, no matter the age of the child. It’s being that person you call on that makes you feel better and doesn’t even need to say anything.” – Wendy Hunter, MD
“Motherhood is to sleep with one eye open and always worry. To constantly feel guilty about SOMETHING. To have your heart so filled with love you think it might explode and then have it broken all in the space of less that 60 seconds. To be a guide, coach, cheerleader, policewoman, superhero, ‘kissy monster,’ friend and confidant, even when you have the flu and all you want to do is hide under the covers. To do your best and remember in the hardest of times that the tantrums will pass, teenagers grow out of it, nothing ends a bad parenting moment like a big hug, and most importantly that it’s okay not to be perfect.” – Tova Leigh
“Being a mother means having my heart permanently stitched to my sleeve, out there and vulnerable and afraid, yet somehow finding such fulfillment and hope that I’m able to appreciate the extraordinary journey. Though it is maddening, terrifying at times, it is also glorious and beautiful; and the most absurd part is that I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.” – Stephanie Jankowski
“A mother never says to her child, ‘You owe me.’ This is why her love is boundless, endless, seamless, selfless—unconditional. This is why her love multiplies and divides to embrace her own children and then theirs. There is a Mother Theresa in every mother and she should be celebrated (on Mother’s Day and) every day.” – Roma Khetarpal
We are deeply grateful for the love and nurturing our mothers all around the world gave us. We also extend our love and gratitude to Gaia, our Mother Earth.