This topic is very common amongst most people who have children. The parenthood is a difficult task requiring a lot of commitments. It is a loyalty, bravery, selfless agenda to name but a few. It requires a lot of discipline and sleep deprivation. The rewards however are uncountable. When a female's egg unites with sperm, the conception of a child happens and inevitably the miraculous birth to the most precious gift one can have. This little bundle of joy changes everything, the way you think, the way you do things, the way you interact with others and so much more. The words cannot describe the joy of being a parent.
I was lucky and never had problems with postnatal depression, I used to enjoy every minute of playing and taking care of the children. My husband was very helpful and we both took turns to get up in the night, taking care of our children. Healing from the C-section was the hardest because it hurt every time you make a move but I managed to keep up with the babies demands. It was amazing to push the buggy admiring their little features as they sleep in the fresh air. Priceless smiles and cheeky characters were all worth it. We were fortunate enough to travel with our young children to exotic places and enjoyed the lovely holidays on the beach. From a very young age they were exposed to environmental changes of different places. In my opinion it made them stronger, especially their immune system. We used to love swimming and sometimes I would deep my babies in the water just to see how tiny but at the same time strong they were.
Due to many activities our children were always healthy and we have never had to deal with anything more than a cold or a simple stomach bug. The time was running and kids were growing into confident individuals. The schooling was good, with reasonably good attendance. They were enjoying the school years participating in rugby, modelling, dancing, gymnastics, ice skating, football, kick boxing, swimming clubs. It was amazing to see them achieving quiet a lot over the years. Our son progressed into England squad and he enjoyed going to the competitions with his father. They conquered the world. Our daughter was very successful in the modelling and got on the front cover of the supermarket magazine. Amazingly for her it was effortless at the age of just 3 years old.
Then we saw them turning into teenagers. The things became harder as they were showing their characters and personalities. The work of parenthood became intensified and we managed to get through it together. There were tears and laughter, joy and sadness. We simply dealt with everything. Oh boy if only we knew how hard it would be! We took them to Pompeii to develop their intellect and to see different places in the world. It was the trip to remember, from the moment we arrived in to Rome. We were hiking a lot and were using public transport everywhere,which made even more unique. Life was amazing and the spells of happy memories still make me smile to this day.
Now they both young adults with their own life to live. They have chosen their paths in life and even though it might not be what we want, we trust that with everything that we have provided them with, they will be making the right decisions. It is frightening to live in epidemic and worries are always there to keep everyone in tact and dealing with own challenges but for sure we know both of them are strong. Even now they need advice and rely on us to help them with everything but its nice to know they have their independency as well and should go on with their daily life. To conclude the parenthood never stops and parenthood introduces character for toddlers, children and teens and gives us opportunity to teach them manners, responsibility, empathy, conflict resolution and emotional control. Parenthood is a difficult agenda and its good to be prepared for it. Enjoy it like we do!