Parenting is not an easy task, but you adapt over time and become stronger. One mom describes how being a parent has made her a better person. She went from never having held a baby to supporting one child with a mental illness and one who is the polar opposite.
Having children forces you to roll with the punches. It can be easy to get upset when things don’t go as planned, but when you introduce kids into the picture, when do things ever go as planned? Parenting also involves being present and in the moment. Kids will always keep you on your toes and you need to be able to respond quickly. Finally, you realize you’re capable of things you never would’ve imagined, like functioning on little sleep after a late-night trip to the emergency room.
Read the full article here: How mothering my kids made me a better person