By Blessing Akinsola-Onubedo
A lot of people imagine being married and then becoming parents and leaving happily ever after, I am one of them and i realize that reality is more than the imagination. I got married and to God’s glory became pregnant and the journey to motherhood began. Of course I’ve always known becoming a mother isn’t a child’s play but going through the experience is a different thing altogether. I experienced things that I’d never experienced in my life. I’d always read stories about how being pregnant isn’t easy and several things pregnant women go through but mine was a new and difficult experience even for most of my doctors. I couldn’t eat until the 6th month, was admitted in the hospital several times and then went through some emotional stress affecting me and my family during the period of pregnancy. And then the time for delivery came and some complications came up but by God’s mercy the child came out healthy without any difficulty. I looked at the face of the beautiful angel the Lord gave me and every pain and heart ache in the past 9months disappeared and all I could see is the wonder of God. She brought joy, comfort and happiness not to me only but the family as a whole. She’s changed my life positively and made me a mother.
Since she came into my life I’ve had sleepless nights, and had to learn a lot of new things but its being worth it.
During the journey I learnt new ways of trusting and depending on God and now that I’m a mother my life has taken a new turn. She’s being around for just a few weeks but the change she has brought is quite evident. Motherhood changed my life completely.