In celebrating Mother’s Day, JoziChic interviewed a couple of young women on motherhood. Enjoy!
Not a day goes by where I’m not thankful for [my mother’s] understanding and her love. I’m really grateful to her for making me a better and more understanding mother.
– Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu, TV personality and business woman
Giving birth is said to be one of the most painful yet beautiful experiences a woman goes through. A few days ago I was fortunate enough to be in the presence of my mother, my aunt and cousin. Because they are all mothers already, they felt the need to share their experiences with me. Their recollections of labour, being induced, an emergency C-section having to be done, and the relief and joy that came when they heard their babies’ first cries… These women were glowing!
It seems the joys of motherhood starts as soon as that bundle of joy is born.
My name is Lebo, I am 25 years. I am a mother to Sizwe Jr. (5 months) and a daughter to Rosa, aged 51.
What is the best childhood memory you have of your mom?
My mom used to get me to be on my best behaviour by telling me that she can see me on her work PC when I misbehave. Another memory is of when I used to sit and admire my mother as she got ready for work then as we were about to leave the house I would debate about the fact that she put me in shorts and tennis shoes when she, on the other hand, dressed to the nines.
What do you love the most about your mom?
I love the fact that she can never stay mad or keep a grudge; she talks about the issue and gets over it in an instant.
What words would your mother say to signal the alarm that you were in trouble?
“If I have to come over there and get you…”
What words do you say to your son when he drives you mad?
He is still so little. Our language is baby talk and giggles.
Name a moment where your son did something so funny you could not punish him or be mad.
He jumped out of his training chair and fell backwards. He then looked at me with shocked eyes as if to accuse me of doing that to him.
Is there a moment where you looked at your son and thought ‘Mom was right’? Tell us about it.
I remember the first time my baby gave me that gummy smile of his that brightens up any dull day. I had the most overwhelming feeling of love and I thought to myself my mom was right when she said that there is no deeper bond than that which a mother shares with her child.
What do you love most about being a mom?
I love knowing that no matter how bad I feel after a long day at work all my stress will be gone as soon as I walk into my house and see my little boy’s excited face. It’s the best reception ever!
More Mama Lovin’ Interviews to follow…