Motherhood Defined

Preparation for motherhood began for me when I was a little girl. Didn't every little girl play “house"? I even remember enlisting the help of a couple of my “boyfriends" to play with me. Every doll baby needs a father, right? My desire to have a little girl only intensified as I got older, head swimming with visions of frilly dresses and adorable pink bonnets. Being Mother to my three beautiful daughters has taught me countless lessons through the years, but it all boils down to three essential things: patience, unselfishness, and sacrifice.

Lessons on patience began early. It all started in the hospital. As a new young mother, I tried that first day to get my newborn daughter to nurse. It didn’t really seem like she was getting much because every hour or so the nurses would bring her back to try again. I patiently watched tutorials about nursing on the internal hospital channel. I listened to advice from sweet nurses as they instructed me about how best to get my baby fed. Those sweet nurses and the indispensable baby channel helped me get through my first two days as a mother.

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