Motherhood is a beautiful gift that I do not take for granted, but it definitely did not come easy for me!

I always dreamed of becoming a mom and I couldn't wait for the day that I could hold a little baby in my arms. I remember holding my son a month after he was born (Mother's Day 2019) and crying my eyes out in misery and frustration. I learned that motherhood was not the beautiful picture of bliss that I had imagined. I struggled to come to terms with my new reality. I felt like my life had been permanently halted and I worried that I would never feel like myself again.

When my son turned two, I look back at those moments in wonder at how much things have changed. Becoming a mother was by far the hardest thing I have ever done, but it has taught me patience and forgiveness in a way that nothing else in this world could have.

Being a mom gives me a reason to work hard each day and encourages me to become a better version of myself. It is a beautiful gift that I do not take for granted.

So if your first Mother's Day comes and it is a little like mine, don't worry. It will all make sense soon. Thank you for taking the time to hear my story. I hope that you have an amazing day!

January 09, 2023 — Kyra Venable

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