Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Monday 19 April |
Saint of the Day: Pope Saint Leo IX
home iconFor Her
line break icon

The true beauty of motherhood captured in 1 minute (Video)

HAPPY FAMILY

Story of This Life | YouTube | Fair Use

Cerith Gardiner - published on 11/09/18

This viral video sums up why being a mom is something to celebrate.

These days there seems to be a competition as to who finds motherhood the toughest — especially when social media threads delight in listing the negative aspects of being a mom.

Realistically, women enter into this life-changing experience knowing it’s not going to be a breeze — yes, sleepless nights, colicky babies, mounds of laundry, anxiety, frustration, and sometimes loneliness, are part and parcel of being a parent.


FAMILY

Read more:
Why we need to protect motherhood as if its endangered

While it’s all very well to say “this too shall pass,” when we’re in the throes of nurturing a child, it can get all-consuming. However, a recent video demonstrates that despite everything we “give up” for our child — our body, our sleep, our time — we get so much more in return. It’s true that we might crave some “me” time, but the touch of our baby’s hair, the smell of his neck, the joy at watching each of them grow into kind, loving individuals is worth so much more.

So what if we stopped for a moment to appreciate what a blessing and an honor it is to be called “mom” and remind ourselves why this journey is one to celebrate and cherish …

Tags:
MotherhoodPregnancy
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
SPANISH FLU
Bret Thoman, OFS
What Padre Pio saw in the Spanish Flu of 1918
2
EUCHARIST
Philip Kosloski
5 Fascinating facts about Jesus in the Eucharist
3
MASS
Philip Kosloski
5 Essential things used at Mass and their symbolism
4
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer of petition
5
COUPLE
Cerith Gardiner
7 Joys to be had from a lengthy marriage
6
OSORNO
Brett Salkeld
How to vaccinate like a Catholic
7
PRINCE PHILIP
Cerith Gardiner
The lasting lesson from the late Prince Philip
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.