Why Being a Mother Makes Me Appreciate My Parents More
This time last year I was pregnant.
I found out on the 28th of May 2015 and it changed my life forever. It was this change that made me
These two things combined prompted me to write the following post on my Facebook wall:
“As a child, we don’t understand the depths of our parent’s love.
As an adolescent, we don’t necessarily understand the way we are loved, by our parents. Too often we are blindsided by external sources, be that boyfriends, friends, or merely teenage hormones.
As an adult, we don’t always remember what our parents have done for us in our time of need.
As a person who often reflects on life, I do remember those moments where my parents have not only stood by me, they have saved me when I wasn’t strong enough to save myself. They have sheltered me from pain, suffered for me, and cared for me when I needed it most.
Remember, you only get one set of parents.
Be thankful and never take them for granted – you never know when you may need them, and likewise, make sure you’re there for them if they need you.
You only get one life, be thankful to the people that gave you yours.”
As I read these words that were written just over a year ago, I reflect and look back
I look at how hard parenting can be and I’m thankful that I am lucky enough to have two amazing parents that not only stuck by one another through tough times, they stuck by me when I was at my worst. They stuck by me when times were incredibly tough, when it took a toll on our family, and when I became someone that I’m proud to say I no longer am today.
I wasn’t an easy teenager, and I started to head down what most parents would describe as “the wrong path”. It wasn’t until a huge life changing event meant I had to make some drastic changes, and my parents had to make some tough decisions – ones that at the time I fought them against, and I didn’t understand. Until now, now I do.
It’s not until you become a parent that you
So, Mum, Dad, I know I tell you both I love you all the time, and I write this with tears in my eyes as I want to tell
I love you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kylie is a survivor. She’s endured events that no-one should have to experience. That’s why she wants to share her story; to help other women live beyond their pain so that they too can take control of their life, and live the life they deserve.