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What It Is To Become A Mother (with) Tate Herschell

It’s the sleepless nights and tired eyes, but still waking up with a smile to greet your little one. It’s the mess and chaos, but also the moments of pure joy and laughter. It’s the sacrifices made without hesitation, because you know it’s what’s best for your child. It’s the feeling of your heart growing with every milestone and every “I love you”. It’s wanting to shield them from every pain and hurt, but also knowing they need to experience it to grow. It’s the overwhelming sense of pride and deep gratitude that fills your heart, knowing that you have been blessed with the incredible privilege of being chosen as their mother.It’s messy, it’s beautiful, it’s raw, it’s emotional, it’s challenging, it’s rewarding. It’s becoming a mother, and there’s nothing else like it.


Becoming a mother is a profound and life-altering experience that shapes a woman in ways she may never have anticipated. It is a journey filled with both incredible challenges and immeasurable joys, a constant ebb and flow of emotions that tests one's limits and expands the boundaries of what is possible. From the moment a child is cradled in a mother's arms, a deep sense of responsibility and devotion takes hold, driving her to protect and nurture this precious life with an unyielding determination.

The path to motherhood is not without its trials. Sleepless nights, the ceaseless demands for attention, and the weight of endless responsibilities can leave a mother feeling exhausted and stretched thin. However, amidst the weariness, there exists a fulfillment and love that transcends any hardship. The bond forged with a child is a testament to the spirit of motherhood, a connection that weaves together moments of tenderness, shared laughter, and heart-wrenching tears into a tapestry of unconditional love and resilience.

Each child is a unique individual, with their own distinctive challenges to conquer and their own remarkable qualities to celebrate. Every moment spent with them becomes a treasure, etched deeply in a mother's heart for eternity. Witnessing their growth, both physical and emotional, observing their curious minds soak up knowledge, and seeing them evolve into their own little person is an endlessly rewarding journey. As a mother, you are privileged to age gracefully while being an unwavering witness to the transformation of your child's wondrous life.

Motherhood is undoubtedly a demanding role, one that pushes you to your limits and requires you to dig deep within yourself. Yet, its here that you discover the depths of your own strength, patience, kindness, empathy, and capacity for unconditional love. The experience of becoming a mother shapes not only your identity as a caregiver but also as an individual. It imparts a profound sense of purpose and understanding of what truly matters in life.

Becoming a mother is a transformation that extends far beyond the physical changes of pregnancy and childbirth. It is a journey of self-discovery, where one learns the true meaning of patience and the boundless nature of unconditional love. The moment you cradle your newborn in your arms, a realisation dawns upon you: your life is no longer solely about yourself, but about nurturing and guiding this little life that depends wholeheartedly on you for everything.

Each day as a mother presents new challenges and triumphs. It may be the struggle to coax your child into eating their vegetables or the awe-inspiring experience of witnessing them achieve a developmental milestone. Through it all, both you and your child grow and learn together, navigating the twists and turns of this expansive journey. Motherhood is an unceasing evolution, a perpetual process of learning, adapting, and evolving as you guide and support your child's growth.

Amidst the sleepless nights and the seemingly endless to-do lists, there are moments of pure bliss and wonder that make every sacrifice worth it. The sight of your child's face illuminating with a radiant smile or the sound of their voice uttering the word "mama" for the first time - these are the invaluable moments that fill your heart with an overwhelming love and gratitude that knows no bounds.

Motherhood is an extraordinary adventure, teeming with challenges and rewards that surpass all expectations. It demands everything you have to offer and more, but in return, it bestows upon you a profound love, immeasurable joy, and boundless wonder. As you navigate the highs and lows of this journey, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Countless mothers have trod this path before you, their hearts brimming with the same love and devotion. 

Co-written by Mothers Erin Deger + Tate Herschell.


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