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Mommilies: Maiden Post

Let me just blurt it out here once and for all — I miss blogging!!! So here I am, sneaking my maiden blog as a mom — and I assure you there will be more –which I want to aptly label as “mommilies”.

I realized that amidst the joys, chaos, and random demands of motherhood, I must make time to document my journey as a mom. Just so I’ll have something to look back on when my daughter is all grown-up and starts asking me stuff about her childhood. I certainly don’t want to tell her that I already forgot most of it! But I do want to forget the excruciating pain that came with the 23 hours of labor — all because nobody wants to give me an epidural! Oh, that’s another story…I’ll share more on my French-birth experience on another post…hehehe. :)

While I don’t think that I will always be writing about the good stuff of being a mom, I guess the challenging moments of it is still worth celebrating. You can therefore bet that there will be some rants here and there…hehehe! But I am crossing my fingers that they will be far in between. I don’t want to scare anybody…hihihi!

As it is, my daughter is barely two months-old and yet, she has already taught me a lot. And they are actually profound stuff, mind you! Just like those stuff that self-help gurus talk about at great length — oh yeah! Of course, the lessons did not come easy, and I had to learn them while I cry in exasperation and fatigue at the wee hours of the morning. But I want to thank her for teaching me these things anyway:

1. When somebody depends on you and trust you, you strive hard to make yourself dependable and trustworthy.

2. It is never easy to put somebody else’s need on top of your own, but it is such a joy to do it anyway.

3. Bonds are formed one day at a time. You have to work on it consistently each day.

4. You don’t always have to know what’s wrong. A touch or a hug is enough acknowledgement for things that cannot be expressed. And most of the time, it is enough to make everything better.

5. You always…and I mean always…want to be a better person for the one you love.

Truth be told, I can’t believe that my daughter, who knows very little of the world, has exponentially enriched my understanding of how life works in such a short time. It is my hope that I will be able to return her the favor in one way or another each day that we’re together.

So to my daughter, Maggie…thank you and I can’t wait to learn more from you!

Oh, did I ever tell you that you’re so cute even while you wail like crazy at 2:00 a.m.? Gosh, I must really love you, don’t you think?!


Comment from grace
Time: March 18, 2010, 2:06 am

beautiful blog, monette…motherhood is really a wonderful experience. “unconditional love” was such a vague concept for me until i became a mother. :) you just really learn to be selfless…tough, but definitely fulfilling…MABUHAY ANG MGA INA!:-)

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