I was asked a few days ago if I regret having a child so quickly after getting married, and having one so young. Although our little one wasn’t planned and it was all quite a surprise, I don’t regret it one bit. Being a mother has entirely transformed my life in the best way. It has its challenges (oh boy, does it) but it also has its perks.
Less Life Adjustment
I wasn’t used to a certain amount of income, going away on spontaneous vacations, or having a lot of time to myself. I had no set routines. So I became a wife, a mother, and an adult all in one breath, and it was all just progress from there.
There’s still plenty of time for us to have a big family. There’s no time limit on us at the moment before all the risks become too high. We are going to be able to enjoy our little one for as long as we want before considering another one.
My parents are thankfully around to love and know my daughter, and hopefully I’ll be around to love and know my grandchildren too.
I have spent years struggling to love my body for the way it is, and it wasn’t until pregnancy that I finally understood and respected my body, and now I love all my stretch marks, curves and bumps.
So I’m thankful I had that experience sooner rather than later because I finally feel happy in myself.
Having a baby at 19 rather than 29 means that I have 10 more years of being a mother. An extra decade of love and growth, and an extra decade of togetherness.
A Purpose in Life
Growing up I had never known what I wanted to pursue as a career, I flit and floated through different courses until I quit all together. Being a Mum has given me that purpose in life, and it’s the best job in the world.
*Update: This post is just my personal reasons to why I love being a young mother, not that being a young mother is better.