3 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Being a Mom

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by Dana on May 14, 2012

Me, Ryan & Sophia - March 2011


In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share a few life lessons I’ve learned from my two favorite people in the entire world. I love you, Sophia & Ryan! It’s an honor and a privilege to be your Mama.

Lesson 1: How to Love Unconditionally

I never knew what it was like to love 100% without conditions until my children were born. There is literally nothing that either one of them could possibly do that would cause me to no longer love them.

I expect nothing in return from them. I don’t have an agenda. I want them to be who they are—not who I want them to be. They could make any mistake, break any law, or even purposefully hurt me—and it still wouldn’t matter. I might not like their behavior, but it would have no impact on the infinite amount of love I have for them.

Lesson 2: How It Feels to Love Someone So Much That I’d Be Willing to Kill or Be Killed to Protect Them

The “Mama Bear” instinct is intense. I’m an incredibly peaceful person, but as soon as I became pregnant with my daughter, that fierce, primal drive to protect kicked in. Since that point, I’ve been fully certain that if anyone were ever to attempt to harm one of my babies, I’d rip them apart with my bare hands—and not feel an ounce of remorse.

Lesson 3: That I’m Braver and Stronger Than I Thought I Was

Being a Mom is—without question—the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s draining, stressful and sometimes scary. But I’m doing it. Yes, most times, I’m flying by the seat of my pants, trying to figure it all out—and many times, I mess it up—but…I’m…doing…it.

And I know for certain that if I can do this job with even a moderate amount of success, I can do absolutely anything else I put my mind to. Bring it on!

Share Your Lessons-Learned

What about you? What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned from being a Mom? Please share in the comments box below.