What a special day! A time for us to thank our mothers, reflect on our childhoods, and for those of us who are mothers. . . to savor our children. I am blessed with three children and am amazed by their unique constellation of personality traits, quirks and talents.
I chose the career of “family medicine with obstetrics” because it is energizing, engrossing, emotional and truly amazing. I considered obstetrics during medical school, but I wanted to keep following the mother and baby. I counsel couples through their pregnancy and am present to help with the birth of their baby and becoming a family. Those first few weeks of a newborn’s life are so challenging to the new parents. I love to hold their hands, answer the lists of questions. It is a delight and an honor.
Rajneesh says “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” Well said.
How fantastic. Enjoy what you have. Revel in your life.
Happy Mother’s Day to all.