I've never forgotten my obstetrician's words the moment my boy came into this world and made me a Mum. "Congratulations!" My obstetrician beamed "This is the easiest part, the labour. The hardest part is raising your child ." I believed him then. I understand his words fully now.
I came across this quote and it's one of my all time favourite soon after. Speaks so much truth. “The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail – when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred.” – Joy Kusek