My Sons and Motherhood

Since my sons are still awake at this ungodly hour, I thought I would dedicate this blog entry to them. Now, you might be asking yourself why I allow my children to be up at this time and there is a simple answer…I am currently on summer vacation from my job teaching and, the truth is, that I love every single minute that I spend with them. Since I don’t get to spend as much time as I would like to with them throughout the year, I try to make up for it when I am on vacation.
I have two boys who are just the light of my life, Benjamin, who is six years old and Ethan, who is three. Don’t even bother asking me if I plan on trying for the girl because that is an old question and the answer is “hell no.” When I had my older son, I wanted to have a boy because I always wanted to have an older brother and I figured, if my second one turned out to be a girl, she would have an older brother. When I was pregnant with Ethan I really did not have a preference either way. At five months, I found out I was having another boy and I was thrilled that Benny would have a younger brother.
My sons are totally different from one another. Benny is a sweet and caring child who shows affection and always has empathy for others. Ethan is also very affectionate but he is more carefree and probably does not care for the feelings of others quite as much as his older brother does. It is amazing how they both exhibited these character traits early in their infancy. I’m not sure I ever believed that people are born with their personalities until I had my sons. They both were clearly distinct individuals from the moment that they entered this world.
Every goal that I have accomplished throughout my life pales in comparison to becoming a mother. It is, and always will be, my single greatest accomplishment. Never, in a million years, could I have been prepared to be engulfed with love for another human being the way that one is when she becomes a mother. It is unlike any feeling that I have ever experienced. For the first time in my whole life, my needs and wants became so insignificant in comparison to the needs and wants of my children. I am definitely a better person for being their mother and I hope that they will be better men for having had me as their mother.

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  1. It's amazing how motherhood gives us instant and ongoing perspective, isn't it? All the best to you and the boys!


  2. Hi, Charlene. You are so right, I have a totally different outlook on life since having children. I always say that motherhood is my single greatest accomplishment.

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