Parenthood, from a Mother’s Perspective
Parenthood during the pandemic of coronavirus and living in this time where we are fighting for justice for innocent black/brown lives taken by police brutality. It’s scary and most of all anxiety filling. For those of us that suffer from anxiety already are struggling to manage it all for us and our children.
We already questioning ourselves in how we raise our kids but now in the middle of all this, it’s hard to know if you are doing it all correctly and raising the kings or queens that will change the world in a positive way. It’s already not easy for us single parents or even dual parent households to make sure we are doing the right thing.
It’s definitely all part of the journey and you don’t know if your are doing it right until later in life but the journey is so fulfilling. It’s something we don’t take for granted and we love each moment of their growth, from their first steps to their graduations, to their first words to the day they get married. We are proud of all their accomplishments big or little and we hold on to them for the rest of our lives.
Before all this we already feared so much of this world from cyber bullying, school shootings, medical issues, broken hearts, etc and now the world is even scarier than ever. When raising black/brown children we have such a different journey and now there are more hurdles for them to be prepared for. Different conversations that need to be had. I know we can handle it and i know it can be done for we come from ancestors that have taught us how to move about in this world. We will teach them accordingly because their success and readiness depends on it.
I want to give hope and compassion for other parents who are struggling to balance everything and to move about not having to be perfect but be present in this world and be vigilant to our new “normal” and adapt accordingly. But just know you are not alone, you are not in this by yourself, there is a whole community of parents that understand and are going through it as well.
It’s true what they say it takes a village. The times might be different for some of us and some of us are having questions on how we move forward during this time but if we band together and talk to each other, we can figure this out as a community and that is something we can all be proud of. Supporting each other during a time like this is what we need right now. It’s not easy but it’s so worth it. PARENTHOOD.