As we prepare to celebrate mothers around the wold in the appreciation of Mother's Day this weekend, we found ourselves wrapped in the warmth of the stories shared by mothers who gave us their very precious time.
To capture these fleeting moments, we planned a shoot with Nina- a first time mom to a deary 4 month old Skyla- a few weeks back.
"I feel so lucky to be able to experience the joys of motherhood at a young age. Sometimes it can be challenging but at the same time it’s very rewarding and exciting. Now I can’t imagine myself without my baby."
Ah, to be a mother- and at a very young age, the rest of us can only imagine! Here are part of the conversation we had with Nina on how her journey as a mom has been.
What has been the hardest period of motherhood for you and how did you deal with it?
"I’d probably say that sleep deprivation is the hardest part, especially when it effects you physically and you can’t function normally, but I’m very lucky to have a husband who is always willing to take care of our little one at night, so I can get a better and longer sleep."
What are you most proud of in your motherhood journey?
"Every milestone that my 4 month old baby achieves makes me very proud. Even the simplest things, like rolling over, make me want to share the news with all of my relatives. It’s truly amazing to see my child progressing and growing."
What is motherhood really like that no one has told you about?
"I didn’t expect to doubt myself that much and questioning my abilities as a parent. In the beginning I was constantly worried if I was doing things right and felt hesitant to take certain actions out of fear of doing something wrong. But now I just remind myself that I’m the expert on my own baby and i know best what my baby needs."
To all the mothers, we appreciate you and what you give.
"I really like the quote 'Your kids don’t want a perfect mom, they want a happy mom". Yes, we have to give our little ones a lot of our time, especially in the first few months, but it’s equally important for every mom to carve out some 'me time' to refresh their minds and refocus, so we can always return to our children with renewed energy. "
We were very honoured to be able to hear this part of motherhood, first hand. These personal narratives are meant to be a reminder that the little things in our lives are what count in our journey and to let you know that you are appreciated, celebrated and valued.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mommies!