The word, “Motherhood” brings lots of memories with it and I believe those are the happiest moments of life in the life of a woman. The journey isn’t easy rather it is a roller coaster ride but we face the upheavals of motherhood with smiles on.
The day pregnancy test comes positive, she jumps with joy and start weaving dreams about the life that she is carrying the womb. She faces lots of mental and health traumas but she bears all happily just for the sake of her flesh. During those nine months, her dreams revolve around her baby and watches her movement and kicks within. She readily accepts the bodily changes with each month.
She undergoes nerve wracking pain to give birth but the cry of a baby soothes her pain and she is overjoyed to see the face whom she nurtured with her blood.
She treasures each moment of motherhood capturing in her albums, notebook, tape recorder and in her treasure box.
She notices each small movement with joy and she is overwhelmed to watch baby growing with each month.
My boys have outgrown my lap but still the memories of motherhood are intact and fresh and I cherish those memories to keep myself happy. Those are the precious treasures of my life and with each moment, number of stories unfold and it feels as if it is the incident of yesterday.
Two decades before, there was dearth of digital media but the Kodak camera and scrapbook came to my rescue to store those moments of life.
Camera: I am fond of photography since childhood. When my baby was born, I kept the camera in my purse and captured each moments into it. In those days, we had to take prints of the captures so tried to finish the reel in one go as it was difficult to wait for long. There was curiosity to see them and stick into the albums. So all memories of my motherhood was captured by Kodak camera and several albums are stacked in the shelf. Whenever, I feel lonely, I spend time with the albums. Now I have started scanning them to preserve in my laptop, because the snaps are losing its sheen in albums.
Scrapbook: I maintained a scrapbook in which I jotted down my feelings from the day of conceive till they passed the boards. All the results, moments of pride when they won contest etc. are preserved in it. When I read them, I feel as if my kids are around and memories are refreshed.
Laptop: Since few years, I started scanning the snaps and maintaining a folder of each year of my boys. Whenever, I miss them, I go through them to recollect memories of the past.
Treasure Box: holds their small clothes, the first that they wore and of many other important occasions. They even hold their toys on which they were not able to try their engineering, certificates of achievement nicely stacked in files. It hold the small joys of life.
Tape Recorder: The first word they spoke, the first sentence they learned was earlier stored in audio-cassettes, which is now segregated in CD’s. Their cute baby talks evokes positive vibes within me and in my empty nest, I hear again n again to bring back the reminiscences of the golden days.
Lots and lots of memories of Motherhood is stored in my heart and it will always be intact till the last breath of my life.
The best thing that happens to a woman is Motherhood and it fills her with unconditional love and affection.
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