When I was young, I took so much for granted; like, what it really takes to be a mother. It wasn’t until I matured that I really saw how blessed I was because of my mother.
When most people think of motherhood and marriage, they think of young couples starting their lives together. However, more and more women are choosing to become mothers later in life. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of births among women over 40 has increased more than 40% over the past two decades.
When it comes to the CDC’s observation on motherhood, I’m the personification of the phrase “late-blooming.”
From my first “cycle” to my first kiss to my first marriage and the experience of motherhood at age sixty, everything in my life happened later than my peers.
So many people were curious to know why I waited so late to get married.
The answer is simple: I was not going to settle down. However, getting married late in life has its advantages. First of all, you pretty much know who you are. Secondly, nine times out of ten, marriage comes with a package: children. When I got married, my husband was exactly the person I imagined marrying, and I was lucky enough to take on the role of mother to amazing human beings.
Marrying much later in life, I knew that having children born with me was out of the question. But there was a silver lining. My marriage came as a beautiful package: adult children whom I adore and who adore me.
Most of what I know about motherhood and marriage comes from observing others, especially the motherhood component.
I think back to my first superhero mother to answer the question, “What does motherhood really mean?” »
Since I have never physically given birth to children, beyond the typical dictionary definition, I wondered what my personal definition of motherhood is. These questions are equally difficult to answer, because motherhood means different things to different people. Yes, motherhood is basically giving birth, adopting a child or children, starting a family and taking on the role of cultivating the destiny of someone younger than you; like being godmother or grandmother.
But being a mother is much more than that.
Motherhood is truly a priceless and remarkable gift to mankind. It is a privilege given to us, and an opportunity given to us to help shape the destiny of an individual as well as the trajectory of humanity.
It is about giving them the tools they need to live happy and meaningful lives as contributors to the health, progress and prosperity of a nation at large and of humanity.
A mother is the first real-life superhero a child is introduced to; I know this personally, having grown up in a single parent family. Motherhood invokes abilities and capacities that one may never know they had. My mother single-handedly raised seven children, and among the myriad roles she played, she had to, out of necessity, play father, electrician, plumber, nurse, doctor, etc. … literally.
She fixed what was broken, including our broken hearts and sometimes our shattered lives. She fixed what was torn, tattered and torn, including ceilings, floors and clothing.
Motherhood is the platform given to someone who expresses courage because motherhood requires fearlessness, resolve, and a strong sense of “sufficiency.”
A mother is the first model for a child. Its core values are passed down from generation to generation and are usually captured and not formally taught. The embodiment of the feminine energy needed to nurture and nurture, she is the personification of sacrifice, generosity, kindness and unconditional love.
Maternity is the first educational institution in which a child engages. For me, motherhood is seeing the deep value of learning who these awesome human beings are and have the potential to become, and then modeling for them what authenticity, integrity, kindness and the good look like citizenship.
He encourages them to be the best versions of themselves. By loving himself and letting that love overflow into his family, it is conceivable that this acceptance and unconditional love will strengthen and strengthen his children while fostering self-confidence and kindness.
Motherhood is not only a personal journey of self-discovery, it is also a destiny-adventurewhere the children discover themselves too.
As a tour guide, a mother guides her children on the journey of their unique hero. Motherhood is not just a daily adventure; it’s a lifetime commitment for her personally. After raising her children, she turns to her role as a tourist guide for her grandchildren, godchildren, nieces, nephews and friends of her children.
Motherhood is one of the greatest professions in the world. We get to shape lives and shape humanity in the process.
It’s about being that shoulder to cry on and stabilizing your shoulders so they can hold on while you encourage them to not just reach for the stars, but to be one. It’s about giving them a standing ovation when they succeed and a helping hand to get back on their feet when they fall.
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While motherhood is about sacrifice, it’s also about becoming a lifelong advocate, cheerleader, and consultant to your adult child because at every step we come to demonstrate the abundance of love. unconditional love that has no end, wisdom that knows no bounds, and faith in our children, who will cherish the beautiful memories we’ve made together even beyond our motherhood – because really, it’s is a gift that keeps on giving.
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Trained in strategic leadership at Oxford University’s prestigious Said School of Business and in corporate governance at Harvard, Dr. Cindy Trimm is a former senator, sought-after thought leader, and business and strategy strategist. highly respected life.