Raising Maison: First mother’s day
So today is Mother’s day. Today is the second Sunday of May 2017. Today is the day we celebrate moms. You know I have always posted wishing people happy mothers day but it never really occurred to me what exactly it means to be a Mother. You know those Whatsapp messages that you pop appreciating your friends and family who have babies. Or that Cake you bake for your mother on Mothers day to tell her thanks. Or those cards and flowers… But I kid you not,until you become a mother you will never know what exactly it means to be a mum. The moment I got my son is the moment I realised how much I have not told my mother Thank you enough times. Having taken from her means we have almost the same personality which means we are usually arguing over pretty much everything. So I don’t know if she knows how much I appreciate her in my life. I don’t think I have told her enough times, neither do I think my actions have shown it enough either. But today I want to celebrate my mother. One, Mrs Harriet Kagwiria Kimathi. I want to thank her for Everything. I am not intending to list it all here because I believe this space cannot be enough. Neither am I sure if she will be able to read this unless I intentionally show it to her. So I will tell it to her verbally.
So yes it is my first Mother’s day on the other side. A mother. You know they tell you that you need to be prepared before you become a mother but I believe you can never be totally prepared. Let’s just say be of age and be financially stable but trust me that is just a drop in the ocean in what you need. Some things you cannot learn anywhere. No one can teach you the strength that comes with motherhood,the determination, the love, the sacrifices that one makes in order to become a good mother. Especially as a young mother, they make it look like its the worst thing that can happen to your youth. By they I mean the tabloids, the people, the society. They make it look like getting a child will deny you a chance to ‘live' your life. But what would life be without my son. My son is the best thing that has happened to my life for sure. I never knew one could feel so much love, give out so many kisses and care unconditionally. Think about a human more than you think about yourself. Pretty much all the time. The sleepless nights, the crying, the spit ups, the house-arrest, the dirty diapers, the paranoia that comes with having a baby. All so worth it! Especially when you watch them grow right in front of your eyes.
I thank the Almighty God for choosing me to be a mother. And better still a mother to Maison N Masini. I will do my best to be the best he will ever need. He is my motivation to become the best version of myself in all aspects of life. I am intending to raise a man but that’s a topic for another day. I pray that he will be favoured in both the eyes of God and Man. So today I went to church to pray for this journey; the motherhood journey that it will be filled with nothing but love, peace, grace, mercy and most of all lessons.
Happy mothers day to all Mums in the world. You are treasured.