What is the true joy of a woman?
In this modern age, women are now achievement-focused and more liberated. Gone were the days, where mom only stays at home raising her family. Now, in our materialistic world where money determines the value and worth of everything, women are brought out of the world to cope up with the socio-economic trends. What makes resumption of the traditional role by women even more unattainable, is the overall increasing educational and intellectual level of the society that demands women to be as much educated, in order to be able to establish a loving familial relationship--both with their husbands and their children. Also, the mere presence in a highly advanced society, too, requires increasing knowledge and awareness.
In our quest to live up to the lifestyle the world offer, our important roles and most crucial responsibilities are often neglected. Our attempt to escalate our social stature, deprive us on some of the greatest joys of being a woman.
During the first year of our marriage, our mindset were different. Coming from families whose income were just sufficient enough to sustain our needs, we are driven by our desire to not experience the hardships our parents had in order to meet ends. In so doing, having a baby was not our priority then as it would disrupt the plans we already setup and for fear that we cannot give him the comforts that we want him to have.
Fate test us, and much as we try to do everything for me not to conceive, a new life sprung up on my womb. The moment we felt the life inside me, our visions were changed. The amount of joy we felt was immeasurable. Realization came to us that no amount of wealth can surmount the joy that a baby can bring us.
But the happiness we felt did not continue. On my fifth month, the heart beat of the baby cannot be detected. We lost our first child, our treasure. We felt so devastated and thought why this has to happen? not when we already prepared our hearts and our minds to the joy of parenthood. And as a mother, the pain was even greater, a part of me was taken away. For in that short period of time God let me experienced to be a mother.
Yes, the wound will stay on hearts for the rest of our lives but we knew it was HIs own way of showing us that He has already made a plan ahead of us and that everything we aspire for will come according to His will.
Today, God blessed us two sons, Enzo (3years old) and Gian (7months old).
Our Lord God gave the woman the best gift that she can have. He has given us a great privilege of being procreator. He designed us specifically for this purpose.... a nurturer, value preserver, security provider, and lover of our children.
Motherhood is the most fulfilling career in a woman’s life? It is the true joy of a woman…..don't you think so?