In conjuction with Mother’s Day, this fantastic mama is having a contest for bloggers on ‘What Motherhood Means To You’. When it comes to contest like this where I can wish cash vouchers, I will surely partake. Well, that’s one of the role of a mother – to take advantage of contests in the hope of winning things for her kids, so that she can save a little moolah. A little here and there makes a tidy sum. My grandma and mama taught me this 🙂
To me, I think motherhood means LOTS and LOTS of sacrifices. And LOTS and LOTS of proud moments, LOTS and LOTS of laughter, tears, fears, sleepness nights, never ending worries for your little ones and LOTS and LOTS of unconditional LOVE.
Ever since I became a mother, I never once had the luxury to wake up after the sun rises, never have continuous beauty sleep anymore, never ever watched a movie from the start to the end anymore, can never ever watch my favorite TV programs anymore for the TV will be hogged by my 3 terrors, can never ever splurge on nice nice and expensive clothes, bags and shoes for myself anymore (can only buy cheap cheap ones), can never ever have the chicken drum stick or the fish’s cheeks or tender sides of the fish to myself anymore and the list is just endless.
Ever since Baby came along, I knew what a mother’s unconditional love is. For those of you who read my blogs regularly, you will know that Baby had a past history of Grade III kidney reflux, persistant UTI attacks and had gone thru 2 major surgeries last year. The bill for the surgeries plus the monthly medical bills accummulated to over RM60k, all of which are not claimable from our insurer. Each time she had a UTI attack and needed hospitalization, there goes our RM2k+. For a super stingy person like me, I was once willing to part with a chunk of my savings to save my baby. Despite all the hardship and overwhelming worries Baby had caused me, I still love her to the pit of my heart. I once told God that I am willing to do anything if only he could save my Baby’s right kidney. He has answered my prayers. All the sacrifices I am doing for Baby including sniffing her soiled diapers since she was 7 weeks old up until today are worth it if this means I can save her right kidney. My bumpy journey with her to counter the UTI attacks is still on-going but I am still very determined to save my baby’s right kidney at whatever cost. This is motherhood and motherhood is never meant to be easy. God has made it tough so that our kids will appreciate us more when they grow up.
And here’s another throe of going through motherhood…. having heart-stopping moments like these when your samseng performs stunts :S
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