Why I Chose Motherhood in a World Full of Chaos - Life as Mrs. Wilson

04 June, 2018

Why I Chose Motherhood in a World Full of Chaos

It's something I've heard over and over again, and even something I've thought to myself: How could I ever bring a child into a world as scary as this? Why would I bring an innocent child into a world filled with so much chaos and hate? 
I remember watching the news of the Las Vegas shooting while holding my sleeping baby in my arms. The sorrow I felt was immense. My heart ached for the lives lost, the unnecessary pain inflicted, and for the gut-wrenching realization that seeing shootings and violence and hatred and war would be considered the norm in my son's life from the very beginning.
I asked myself a lot why I still felt such a strong desire and need to raise a family of my own in this world. And the more I thought about it, the more clear my answer became.
This world may be growing in chaos, but my heart is not. My home still feels like a sacred space where peace abounds in every moment. I see the joy my son has every day, and the joy he brings to me and all those around him. Why would I ever want to miss out on that? Why would I ever give up my greatest joy, out of fear?
We as parents have the capacity to raise this next generation to be strong, brave, kind, loving, and capable human beings that will stand up and shed a little more light on this world. WE have that power! We can teach our children that peace is more than a lofty ideal, and that they can experience inner peace no matter what is going on around them.
Sure, the things going on around us are scary. And there is a lot of bad in the world. But there is SO much more good. There is so much joy to be found in every single day, no matter what is happening. And whatever is to come, I would choose motherhood over and over again in a heartbeat.
I choose motherhood in a world of chaos because motherhood is where I find my peace. I choose motherhood because I know there is still so much good in the world, and I want my children to experience that. I want them to stand up for truth, and stand up for love, and stand up for what is right - and fear isn't going to get us any of that.

 Don't let the circumstances of the world stop you from becoming a mother if that is your desire. This is a wonderful time to be alive, and a great time to be a mom.