-Happiness. It is teaching what happiness means and emulating that happiness so your child will grow up appreciating it. -Puting your children's wants and needs before your own. It is walking around like a giant for 3-6 months, some of that time in extreme discomfort, or laying in a bed only getting up to shower or use the bathroom, just to get your precious child into this world. It is sacrifice.-Exhausting. It is the best possible reason for exhaustion that I have ever experienced. In the almost 4 years I have been a mother, I have experienced exhaustion by the end of almost every day but I wouldn't give it up for anything. -Laughing when you don't feel like laughing. It is brushing off the little things, silly tantrums included, because you know what is more important. It is being a teacher by example and praying that your children recognize your actions. -Doing things you'd rather not do because it is worth the smile on your child's face. For example, fitting into a tiny car for a barrel ride around the pumpkin patch because your son isn't big enough to do it without you. It is worth the smile you see. It is worth the happiness your heart feels.-It is complete admiration for this little human being that you have created. You. Have. Created. Whether your creation comes through your own body or through adoption, YOU created this child. YOU taught them. YOU raised them. And YOU will love them for eternity.
Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is worth it.
And that's how Suze sees it.