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  • Writer's pictureJessica Urlichs

I put all of me into Motherhood....



I put all of me into motherhood,

But motherhood is not all of me


Yes they complete me, though I was never empty.


Yes I do it for them, but I do things for me too.


Yes they make me happier than I’ve ever been, but I remember the things that used to make me laugh, and they still do, though I forgot for a while.


Postpartum felt rather long for me with two back to back, it took a while to emerge.

It’s funny how your heart can shatter and expand in equal measure watching them grow, but this is how it’s meant to be, and if I’m honest, I’m a better mother now that I feel more me.

I remember going to my Mums netball games as a young girl, I would sit and watch her, see how happy it made her.

I remember how it made me feel happy too.


It’s important they see the me before mum, she may have changed a little, but she’s there, she matters.


They’ll always know I live for them, but not in the way that sounds, that’s a real weight to bear. I’d do anything for them, but I want them to see me living for me, so that one day that’s what they’ll do too.


So yes, I can say they’re my every breath while needing a moment alone to breathe too.


I can say I put all of me into motherhood, but motherhood is not all of me.


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Dimitri Pollich
Dimitri Pollich
2 days ago

This reflection on motherhood is incredibly profound and relatable. Your words beautifully illustrate the balance between the selfless love for your children and the importance of maintaining your own identity. It's a powerful reminder that while being a mother is a significant part of who you are, it's essential to nurture your own passions and well-being. Your experiences and realizations about finding happiness and fulfillment both within and outside of motherhood are inspiring. This is a testament to the strength and resilience of mothers everywhere. Thank you for sharing such an honest and heartfelt message. 🌟 geometry dash

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