The essence of motherhood is self-sacrifice. Being a mother has nothing to do with selfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your world and you leave this position to your children. A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. A mother's love for her child knows no history and ignores every obstacle in its way. A mother's love is peace; it calms, it soothes. This love is the greatest power in the world.
Being a mother is a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being above yourself, to learn hard lessons, to do the right thing even if you are not sure what the right thing to do is, and to forgive yourself, over and over, for the things you do wrong. Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up despite the struggles.