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Five Nigerian Mothers Share Their Bittersweet Experiences On Motherhood

Five Nigerian Mothers Share Their Bittersweet Experiences On Motherhood

Motherhood is a bittersweet journey as it is characterized by the good, the bad, and the ugly. These five (5) moms share their experiences of this God-given journey.

Mrs. Vivian Nwadi: Motherhood makes you experience different emotions

Nothing else can produce the joy or broken heart that motherhood allows. I couldn’t imagine going through life without feeling that spectrum of emotion. There are wonderful days when I feel my cup runneth over.

There are days that I want to run away and question every decision I have ever made. Feeling it all, good or bad, gives my life purpose. Motherhood is walking around with all of your nerve endings raw and exposed. It is the most extreme measure of being alive.

Mrs. Blessing Etuk: I enjoy their smiles and giggles

I enjoy their smiles, their giggles, and their pride in new accomplishments. I can have the worst day, come home and listen to my children discuss their days and what they learned, or overhear them giggling, playing a game or watching a movie—and suddenly, all is right in my world!

Mrs. Hilda Nwoye: I found my purpose in motherhood

I was 30 when I had my first child, so I know I had a life before children. But, I can’t remember what it was like. Having my children was such a life-altering experience. I always was looking for the purpose in my life and when I had my children I found it. I love being a mother. I know I am good at it.

I am a better person for having and caring for my children. I am honoured to be their mother. And I wouldn’t trade my best day before kids for my worst day with kids.

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Mrs. Opeyemi Peters: Sharing moments makes motherhood interesting

I love being a mom because of the hugs, the giggles, and the grins. When my kids are happy, so am I. They amaze me every day with their new words and discoveries. They have taught me to be more patient, more loving and much more appreciative of every moment we have together as a family.

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Mrs. Sara Osagie: Being a mother means rising to any occasion

Motherhood is having joy even while experiencing the hardest trials of life. I have learned to rise to any occasion and found myself lifted to new heights while stretching myself beyond any and all limits I once put upon myself.

With rarely a dull moment, I have experienced more adventure in mothering my sons ever imaginable. Motherhood gives me an excuse to stay young forever, kicking off my shoes and letting down my hair, while enjoying love beyond measure. Motherhood is my life, my joy, my passion, my greatest achievement.

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Mrs. Beatrice John: Seeing through curious eyes

My life as a mom is a hectic life that is filled with schedules, diaper changes, feedings and much more. There are so many things I love about being a mom, but the one that stopped me dead in my tracks was when my 10-month-old son turned to me and said ‘Mama.’

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