This piece is dedicated to every woman who is reading this now...
''I remember those days. I'd be carrying a baby, Once the mom appears, the baby starts jumping up and down, giving the mom smiles he/she never gave me and would want to fly out of my arms to the mothers arms. The mom would be so happy. If she was frowning, she'd start smiling immediately. I remember saying to myself "God, give me the opportunity to experience this someday".
I then had my child and I got to know what it felt like. The joy in your baby's eyes when they see you. The smile.
I remember the milestones. Trying to teach them how to sit, watching them crawl fearing they would fall off somewhere. Hearing them say their first word. Watching them take their first steps. I remember how one day my son said "mama" out of the blues. I ran round telling everyone in my house "listen, he just called me mama".
I also remember the first steps. My sister tapped me and said "see"! I turned around and saw him trying to walk. Legs unsteady. Shaking. But he was doing it. We were so excited. I felt like I had won an award!
Time came for potty training. I hated that part. I'm sure most mothers did & still do. Trying to force a child to sit on a potty is not an easy task. When they finally learn to sit and take a poo you feel like going to church give testimony.
It's not all rosy though. Many times, your child will be sick and you're awake in the middle of the night watching the child like a crow. Sometimes the child might be asleep. Other times you are both awake staring at each other with you praying this sickness will just disappear so you can get some sleep.
When you have kids, you learn to clean up shit very well. By shit I mean poo. Like you can be a master at cleaning poo cos at some point they will poo all over your very clean floor. You also becoming an expert and cleaning off vomit without frowning. It's your child so what can you do?
Mothers also became prayer warriors when it comes to their kids. You also feel like following them around with a shield so you can blast off any annoying human who wants to make your child cry or feel less loved.
Then comes the first day of school. Your child is screaming acting like you want to abandon them forever and you are crying inside you (or even outwardly) feeling like a horrible mother for allowing this but you know they need an education. So you console yourself. It's for their own good.
Then they grow and keep saying all kinds of weird, stupid and funny things. You realise you don't have to go watch any comedy shows. You have your own personal comedian for free at home. His talents just shows itself off and on.
Having a child is a beautiful thing. God gave us this opportunity to be responsible for another human being. It has its ups. And downs. But all the same mothers are blessed.
Many husbands end up leaving the bringing up a child aspect to the mother. They miss out on so many things. They end up not knowing their children well enough. This shouldn't be. Your wife shouldn't be the only person enjoying your kids.
Many single moms hide the fact that they have a child for fear of what people would think. This shouldn't be. God gave you a gift. Don't dump your child with your mom or someone else and pretend the child does not exist. Do you know what that child will be? Plus, a child always needs his mother. Always.
For those who are praying for a child, I pray God answers your prayers soon. So you can exchange stories with other mothers. Cos we do have a lot of stories to tell about our kids.''
Bv xxx Trinity xxx
....This piece is dedicated to every woman,especially those waiting to conceive...THIS IS YOUR TESTIMONY IN JESUS NAME.