When we know the ‘price we need to pay’ for doing something and yet we still are willing to do it, it’s called 'sacrifice'.
On the other hand, when we know all the consequences that come from doing something, and we still do it while thinking of ourselves as pityful and helpless in the situation, then we in this case see ourselves as a ‘victim’.
In reality, many Moms see themselves (and their role as a Wife and a Mom) as one of the two above.
Some feel that children ‘rob’ them off their ‘freedom’. And when this mindset develops further, the Mom then goes on complaining and feeling sorry for herself and the situation she’s in.
Often, she ends up feeling she’s the ‘victim’ who deserves other people’s full attention, understanding and sympathy.
And there are those who see their role as a Mom a once-in-a-lifetime privilege. They perform their ‘duties’ willingly, knowing and accepting the consequences, responsibilities and ‘burdens’ that automatically come with the role.
The role of a Wife and a Mom is not an easy one.
But I guess, the important question now is, what type of a Mom and a Wife are we?
It is only when we take some time to introspect and realise the type of mindset we now have that we can learn to work on ourselves and become an even better Mom and Wife.