Written by Zarifah Fowzi | Edited by Eve Bandusena
What has motherhood taught you so far?
It’s being realistic. You have no idea what kind of baby you will get. Forget that imaginary baby you thought you’d have. The one that doesn’t cry or fuss, the one that sleeps angelically through the night in her crib, the one that’s happy to play on her own while you get on with your tasks. Yeah, bummer. That perfect baby is a mythical creature. Motherhood taught me to get off my unicorn and be realistic.
How has motherhood enriched your life?
Motherhood has given me so many new perspectives in life. This new role has given me a new purpose. I have found a new kind of love and it’s been a steep learning curve for me. In my finest moments, I’d feel exhilarated, pride even. On the flip side of things, I have days of feeling utterly drained and overwhelmed. However, at the end of each day, no matter good or bad, I am utterly grateful with what I have. My heart has expanded and filled with so much love I didn’t know I could have. There’s this unexplainable, deep abiding love I have now.
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