My friend Maria from BORED Mommy recently had an offensive comment left on one of her posts. I had some choice words to say when I read it, I’ll assure you they weren’t all that polite so I won’t share them here. But Maria asked if I would write a post about why I am proud to be called Mommy. I was very honoured to do so.
There is an old saying: Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy. Without a doubt, this goes both ways. Any person can be a parent, but it takes someone special to be a mommy or daddy. Both words compel one to think of love, commitment, complete security and comfort, hard work, devotion. There are countless strong, good, meaningful ways to describe the feelings the words mommy and daddy evoke. They are the same words that describe the very important role a mommy/daddy plays in the lives of their children. I will never forget the first time my son called me mommy. To this day, even though I’ve heard it hundreds of time, I still get chills when my son calls me Mommy. I often stop to just savour the moment and remind myself how precious it is to hear. What an honour, what a privilege. I am proud beyond measure of this title. Truth be told, it is without a doubt the only title I care to have.
- I am PROUD that I made it through two pregnancies filled with heartburn, nausea, vomiting, fear, anticipation, excitement and so much more.
- I am PROUD that I survived more 45 hours of labour between two births, of which both ended in major surgery to birth my children my children safely.
- I am PROUD that I have nursed my children for more than 24 months combined and that I’m still going with my second baby.
- I am PROUD to work hard and set a positive example for my children through my actions and words.
- I am PROUD to have created these two precious souls, both of whom are angels sent from God.
- I am PROUD to make a difference in the lives of my children however small each day, so that they learn to move forward in the world with confidence and secure in the knowledge that someone loves them beyond measure.
I’d love to hear about why you are proud to call yourself mommy. Leave a comment here, or for Maria. Let’s celebrate the joy that is mommyhood together.