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My five lessons in caring for self to care for others

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Motherhood happened

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. Barbara Kingsolver
It has been a while since I blogged. A lot has changed over the last two or so years. As I type this, I am feeling like I am just taking a breath and exhaling, as I am middle-way in my few days of annual leave. The past year, has been an interesting period. Pregnancy and childbirth impact on one’s life. I recall that day, over a year ago when my older sister Susan told said “you are mother!” I looked at her and the little human being who was already throwing hands around, looked around at the different sisters (sisters by blood and others acquired), the medical staff around and …I had no reaction. There was no reaction. I did not know how to react, it was overwhelming, so I whispered “this is the day the Lord has made, thank you.”

The days sort of rolled by and there were interesting and challenging moments. I have learnt several lessons:

There is a space for patience in each one of us: the virtue of…