You’d never know how it feels to be a mother until the day you become one. Try as you might, you cannot truly prepare yourself for it. The nine whole months of expectation, anticipation, and anxiousness transform into a stream of joy the moment you hold your little one in your arms. The sudden sense of purpose you feel outweighs everything else in your life. Nothing matters more than your child.
Yet all the beauty that defines motherhood cannot mask the challenges it brings with it. It could take you a while to understand the overwhelming affection and sense of responsibility towards your child. But in time, you’ll grow into your new role, and above all, grow as a mother, along with your child.
This Mother’s Day, Soulveda speaks to women from various spheres of life to understand what motherhood means to them, the challenges it brings, and the bond they share with their children.