What have you learned when you became a mother?

@iskayz (5422)
Philippines
May 9, 2009 5:18am CST
At 35 years old, still I am single but I consider myself a mother. I am a mother of 2 wonderful dogs named Carey and Gello. Well actually I am a mother and grandmother all in one for Gello is the son of my first pet Carey. 8 years ago I was getting bored with my single life. My itineraries are just the same-work-house-eat-sleep-work-house-eat-sleep. Over and over again I do the same things. Once I decided to have some adventure, I hanged out with my cousins every after work. It was fun but expensive too cause all we did was eating outside and spends money. I also learned how to drink alcohol which is not such a good idea. I go home very late at nights too. The past 8 years it seems to me that I have no responsibility whatsoever. I just deal with my life in a day to day basis. When one time I was watching animal planet and I saw this cute shihtzu. It was so lovable and I fell in love with the breed so right then and there I called my sister and ask her to help me find a shihtzu for sale without thinking about it too much. I was so fortunate cause’ she has a friend who breeds shihtzus and there are puppies available for sale. The following days were history… Sigh… I always feel happy reminiscing how it all started. Having them thought me how to be responsible. They gave my life a new meaning that I can’t explain. It may sound crazy to many but my dogs are my children. I save money for them and think about their future too like real mothers to children. I can’t sleep if they’re not by my side and I get bothered if they seem sick. It’s always them first before anything else. I know my becoming a mother is different from real mothers. Some people say that if a woman hasn’t become a mother yet or give birth, she hasn’t paid her debt to their own mothers. Why is that? Have you heard about this phrase before? Share your experience of becoming a mother.
3 responses
@Swaana (1206)
• India
9 May 09
It was a great moment, when I knew I was pregnant for the first time. But that did not last long. But when I got pregnant again, I was flying high in the skies and I waited and kept myself fit for the day to come to meet the little baby. When I first held her in my hands, I cannot control my tears. After my daughter was born, I saw my mom in a different angle. She was my friend, but after my daughter's birth, she became my best friend. Both my kids are unique. They have lots of similarities and also dissimilarities. But they gave a new meaning to my life and now most of my daily activities revolve around them.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Oh yes.. the tears of joy when having a baby. I guess it's really an overwhelming feeling seeing your first little angel. I am just curious, why did you say that after giving your mother became your best friend? What made you feel that way to her?
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Oh I mean after giving birth Swaana. Sorry for the error.
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
9 May 09
Being a mom has taught me so much, it has made me re focus my energy toward other things in life, I have learned that always having perfect hair and nails is not important, that I can do without so they can have nice things. I have learned that being a mom does not mean that you have to give birth to a child, you can become a mom in so many different ways. I loved my children the minute I knew I was pregnant, it was a very emotional experience for me as I went through infertility treatments in order to become pregnant. The day I found out, the phone call from Allison at the doctors office, is one of those memories you never forget. As well as the day I learned I was having triplets and not just one baby. There are things you never forget.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
10 May 09
You have triplets in just one pregnancy? Congratulations! I think it is an advantage having twins or triplets in one delivery cause you don't have to go through the pain of laboring again. Your avatar, are there your kids? They look so sweet! I felt the same way too when I found out that my pet Carey was having puppies. When I held the puppy at my hands I felt like a proud mommy! Happy posting!
@riyasam (16567)
• India
9 May 09
i have heard of this phrase as well as heard that bearing child in this over populated worldwhere ther is numerous problems like globalisation and global-warming,etc is sin.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Hi! I never thought that bearing a child these days is a sin.. Personally I wouldn't want to think of it a sin. How about you, do you agree it's a sin?
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@riyasam (16567)
• India
10 May 09
ofcourse not,i amjust telling you some crap i heard!