Most of mainstream media focuses on the bright and beautiful side of motherhood, but honestly, there’s much more to it. All moms around the globe can admit to the fact that raising a child is not always about rainbows and sunshine—there are some tough days too. Thankfully, a few new moms are now opening up about the difficult aspects of motherhood and what goes behind the scenes when it comes to being a good parent.
Recently, Anushka Sharma took to the ‘Gram to share a heartwarming poem about being a mom and it was incredibly special. We are sure that every new mom out there will relate to the actress’ post. The poem reads, “Dear Child, I spend so much time trying to figure out how to be the best mother to you. I know I won’t always get it right. But what I can promise, Is that no matter what. I’ll meet you where you are. Not where I want you to be. Not where I think you should be. Not where you will be. But right where you are, at this very moment.”
This is not the first time that Anushka has spoken about the challenges that come with being a parent. In an interview with a leading magazine, she said, “It’s true when people say that nothing prepares you for parenthood. You just have to nosedive into it. I remember being afraid initially and wondering if I wouldn’t like being a mother, but I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person since I’ve had my baby. When you’re completely responsible for an individual who’s dependent on you, you don’t have time to dwell on less important things.
Anuskha added, “I find myself stronger, braver, and more sure of myself, way more than I’ve ever been. I’m making better decisions because a lot of the riff-raff has been cleared out.”
As a celeb, it can be hard to show your vulnerable side on social media, but kudos to Anushka for always keeping it real. Keep inspiring us all, new mama!
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