The Honour of Being a Mother
Bringing life into this world is an experience that I can barely even put into words. Even now, when I think of the two times I have been blessed enough to grow life inside me and allow it to pass through me into this life, I cannot help but allow the emotions to overtake me.
To know that God has created a woman so pure and so divine that He has chosen her to carry and bear each human soul that He has created – that in itself is overwhelming. To know that He is with you and your child, so closely in those months, literally cradling your child into being, is amazing. And then, during the birthing process, the realm I entered – a place neither here nor there, but a place where my sole purpose was to allow my body to do exactly what it was designed to do – I felt Him, ever close, with me, through it all.
Pregnancy is not easy. Birthing a child is not easy. Breastfeeding is not easy and parenting is not easy – by far, these could be the hardest things you ever have to do. But do not mistake me when I tell you that each of these experiences hold so many blessings that you cannot comprehend fully until you go through them.
I do not mean to complain as I know of many denied of these privileges, but there is no denying that having a child comes with many difficulties. I assure you however, that the bounty, blessings and beauty that your babies will bring to this world, far outweigh anything else.
I am so blessed for all of this.
I am so blessed for being allowed the honour of being a mother.
– Sabah Ismail 09.01.17