MOMI MUSINGS| the joys of motherhood

Apr 19, 2016 | Life, Love, Only Berlin

Re-blogging this post I made on Facebook about seven years ago.  Pretty much the same year I started mga pahina ni msbolin.   Lately, I felt my kids are avoiding my wrath.  I am a complete mess.  God must really love me to let me stumble upon my blog entry about motherhood.  It hit me real hard because, for the past few days, I thought I am doing my boys a favor by working hard to give them food, education, and toys.  I felt so tired feeding, educating, and disciplining them, when in fact,  I should have remained steady and calm.   Despite the so many obstacles and challenges, I have my four boys to love, cherish, and care. I almost forgot that motherhood, as I lived it before, is a gift no one could appreciate until she learns to truly live it.

September 19, 2009 at 3:37pm

What indeed is the meaning of MOTHERHOOD?

Quite a number have said that I hold such a promising post until I gave it up seven months ago. The pressure of producing at least one press release a day for the company’s almost twelve projects indeed pushed me to dedicate my time to work.

Though there were times I would like to take a break, still, I may have truly enjoyed my work back then that for eleven months I never filed for any sick or vacation leave.

Until I was forced to when my three kids had pneumonia. I resigned.

It is only now that I ask myself of that sudden decision. It seems so easy for me to put an end to a post I so long waited.

Why it was me who resigned and not my husband? Maybe because I do believe he enjoys his work as much as I do. But I am in no better place to know the answer. Only by asking him this will shed light. It’s a thing of the past now that requires no more questioning.

Are mothers really meant to take care of the kids and the house?

Who is a mother? The dictionary would define a mother as a woman who CONCEIVES, GIVES BIRTH TO, or RAISES and NURTURES A CHILD.

By definition, a mother then does not only carries the child on her womb for a certain period. Giving birth to that child comes the responsibility of making sure that the baby is properly fed and taken cared of while still inside the tummy.

What a shame! It is only now while I am writing this that I understood the real meaning of motherhood.

It is only now that I understood the big signboard I always read when I pass by the clinic of my kids’ pediatrician. A CHILD IS NOT A RESPONSIBILITY. IT IS A CHOICE.

To conceive a child is a choice. To give birth to him is a fulfillment of that essence. And to nurture him is the joy of motherhood.

Seven months have passed, I still miss beating the traffic. Truly miss dressing up for work… eating lunch with friends and officemates… writing and rewriting press releases… meeting with publications and haggling with suppliers. Missing my workplace.. my station.

But certainly, I would miss the most even the simplest new word my three-year-old lad would utter.

Motherhood then, as I live it, is a gift not everyone can appreciate until she learns to truly live it.

the joys of motherhood

Now, I am a full-time mom to my four boys.  The two will be attending high school this school year and the other one will be in grade five.  By the way, we have a new baby and he is now eight months old.  And I am glad I am home to see all these wonderful blessings.

MOMI MUSINGS| the joys of motherhood

MOMI MUSINGS| the joys of motherhood. The three boys I am with everyday – seven years ago.

 

MOMI MUSINGS| the joys of motherhood

NMOMI MUSINGS| the joys of motherhood. ow, they are all grown up and still ow so fun to be with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35 Comments

    • msbolin

      Thanks. Will look for that book. Yup, motherhood is tough but it also has its rewards. 🙂

      Reply
  1. joema

    You made me remember as well. And made me love them more. : )

    Reply
  2. patricemfoster

    Its not easy being a mother, homemaker and chef…This take tons of patiences. Which you have with 4 boys. We learn to adapt and through it all and love for our children see us through those tough days.

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Thank you for the sound advice. I like how you relate it — adapt.

      Reply
  3. Rachel Mouton

    Motherhood is not easy and it takes a strong will and determination. Love for your children helps <3 I have found myself NEEDING to get out of the house more lately. I'm going to go with it 🙂

    Reply
    • msbolin

      Yup, motherhood isnt easy but seeing your kids tucked in bed and sound asleep is a nice comfortable feeling that only mothers could undertand i guess.

      Reply
  4. Inspiring Kitchen

    Motherhood is not easy, but it is very rewarding. You have a beautiful family.

    Reply
    • msbolin

      Thank you. Couldn’t agree more on motherhood isnt easy but is truly rewarding.

      Reply
  5. Elizabeth O.

    Motherhood, there’s no true meaning for it. We all have different definitions, but basically it’s a woman’s journey of taking care of her baby. It’s never easy, but it’s very rewarding indeed.

    Reply
    • msbolin

      I agree. Never easy but truly rewarding.

      Reply
  6. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Motherhood is really a crazy ride. There are a lot of ups and downs and insane accomplishments. Cheers to motherhood.

    Reply
    • msbolin

      Cheers to motherhood.

      Reply
  7. Jeanine Macintosh

    Motherhood is like no other. It’s so tough, so rewarding and so amazing all rolled into one. It’s pretty awesome.

    Reply
    • msbolin

      I super agree 🙂

      Reply
  8. aimlessmoments (@AimlessMoments)

    I dont think there is any real definition of motherhood, so much is involved in being a mom that it would take alot of define it.

    Reply
    • msbolin

      Yes, I agree. When you are a mom, you pretty cover everything from household to kids to schooling to almost anything. Its tiring but fulfilling.

      Reply
  9. Rosey

    You do have a houseful of wonderful blessings. And congrats on the newest little. 🙂

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Thank you. Such pleasing to read again and again re the houseful of wonderful blessings.

      Reply
  10. Marielle Altenor

    Before having my son I had said never wanted children. After I had him and now my daughter I just don’t see my life without them. I love being their mom. I feel really blessed.

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      You are indeed blessed with having a son and a daughter. They can be so playful but definitely adorable.

      Reply
  11. Anonymous

    i dont have any kiddies..but just watching my mom and my friends i know it can be insane.

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Hahaah. Yup, being with kids can sometimes be so insane.

      Reply
  12. R U S S

    I’m not a mom but I know how tough it must be to one. What you did is admirable and I’m sure that your children appreciate that. My Mom also quit her corporate job when my brother & I were growing up to spend more time with us.

    Reply
  13. R U S S

    I’m not a mom but I know how tough it must be to one. What you did is admirable and I’m sure that your children appreciate that. My Mom also quit her corporate job when my brother & I were growing up to spend more time with us.

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Such a sweet gesture of your mom. She must really love you too that much. Happy mother’s day to her.

      Reply
  14. thehamiltoninc

    Children is awesome. I enjoy fatherhood differently than my wife enjoys motherhood. You are right though: Children are a choice. And a blessing!

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Thank you for the affirmation. And lets enjoy the gifts God sent us.

      Reply
  15. serenityyou

    I love being a mum, and even though I do find it challenging at times, I wouldn’t change it for the world

    Reply
  16. lucianamalanga

    Aww the decision youve made, has been to do something amazing! i look back now and i really appreciate having at least one parent home,because it brought me comfort to know that when i went home my mum would be there.

    Reply
  17. Anosa

    I can not use for the opportunity to be someone’s mum one day soon. Great post

    Reply

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