What My Kids Taught Me

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What My Kids Taught Me - Part I

What My Kids Taught me, patience, Be strong, and enjoy the present

Mother's Day is here. I couldn't help but think about my own journey as a mom. Each one of my children has brought something in me that I wasn't aware off before and I am forever grateful to god for choosing me as their mother.

I will be taking you in on my journey from my oldest to my yet to be born in Sept:-)

I am going re-live those moments with you as I share my journey with you. Going all the way back to when we were just warming up to the thoughts of starting a family almost four years into our marriage. Those thoughts of nervousness and excitement of starting a family and being a mom ruled my head. And almost a year later, I was pregnant with my first born, my darling daughter, Harshagun, meaning God's Gift.

May 15th, 2012 is etched in my memory! It was the day when I became a mom from just a woman. I remember how big of a deal was her eye and hearing test for us and don't even get me started on assembling and putting that baby car seat in the car for the first time. Taking my daughter home was the shortest 5 mins drive but I still remember how aware we were of every single bump on the road so our princess wouldn't get hurt.

My daughter was born at 36 weeks and 2 days so she was little premature. She had jaundice. We had to stay in the hospital for three longest weeks of my life. It was so hard to see my little one placed in the photo booth with her little eye mask and so many tubes coming in and around that looked like everywhere. Every few hrs they took a little blood sample from her feet and monitored. She was finally sent home all clear from jaundice for us to enjoy her new found company, yay!!!

Funny thing is all this while, she was without a name. We had a letter that we wanted her name to start with but we didn't get to brainstorming names for our little princess. In hospital, she was called as Baby H:-)

First lesson, I learned from my daughter was 'Patience'. She was a tiny little being. She didn't know how much her presence meant to every one around her. How she had made such a big difference in our lives by just being her tiny self. It's hard to see your little one being poked needles multiple times a day. But little did we know that something harder was about to show up in our lives and how she was going to teach me life lessons that I would remember forever for good.

On July 8, 2012, I was at my parents house feeding my little princess and I hear this big loud noise of a crash and then somebody screaming on top of their lungs. I ran downstairs to see what had happened. I had no idea what I was about to see was going to change our lives forever. My brother was lying on the floor and I saw my dad was on the floor as well trying to put something around my brother's leg. There was blood all over. The crash I heard was my brother being pinned by our very own car and it was in very own driveway. Site is hard for me to forget!

It all so happened so quickly. It was the most testing time of our lives. The only thing that kept our sanity was my daughter. Her little smile and chuckle is all we looked forward to. She got us through that difficult phase in our lives. My brother has come out stronger and now living a happy, and healthy lifestyle. In all of this, my daughter taught us to be strong and live life one day at a time. Be oblivious, enjoy the present. Past and future is not in our hands but today is. So try your best to make the most out of it!

When you stay in present, time flies.

And just like that my maternity leave ended. I resumed my work and two and a half years later, my gorgeous son sneakily made his way into our lives. The phase up until his birth and afterwards was the beginning of my evolution as a creative being. 

More on to my journey with my son in the next blog...Catch you all very soon!

Arsh Bajwa

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