Becoming a mom was - and has been - the most rewarding and terrifying experience of my life.
My name is Sharita, and here is my story of how I became a super successful mom that is co-parenting a spontaneous and fearless 7-year-old!
I remember the day my daughter was born like it was yesterday.
It was 12:37 am, and I’d been in the hospital for exactly 12 hours. Then, I saw her bright, beautiful eyes, and I knew my life had changed for the better. All the fears and pain I had gone through before that moment seemed to disappear.
The pregnancy itself had not been a walk in the park. Between morning sickness during the first trimester, constant bickering with my daughter’s father, and lack of sleep throughout the entire pregnancy; it had been hard to enjoy being pregnant.
And everyday, I found myself questioning whether I would be good enough for my sweet little girl.
Would I be what people referred to as a “good mother”?
I didn’t even know what being a “good mother” meant. I questioned everything I did, worried about each decision I made, and had so many moments where I thought I was failing at being a mom.
And then, one day, all those doubts and questions stopped.
I realized that the only way to be a “good mother” was to live up to the standards I set for myself. And there are no quotation marks around those standards. Once I realized that, my role as a mom made sense; because it was a role that I could design to fit who I am and what I believe.
Today, I know for certain that I’m not just a good mother, I am a great mother.