Just in time for Mother’s Day here in the U.S., our favorite Duchess Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy, Archie, earlier this week. Before Meghan got in front of the camera, her husband, Prince Harry, made a few comments about the experience of being present for the birth that has now gone viral.
“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine,” Prince Harry said. “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension…It was amazing, absolutely incredible…I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.”
What a perfect encouragement to all moms this Mother’s Day. You are incredible. You are amazing. How you do what you do truly is beyond comprehension. And this doesn’t just go for new mothers who have just given birth. You continue to deserve such praise as your kids grow into toddlers, teenagers, young adults and beyond. Motherhood continues to be an amazing, incredible and often difficult journey.
I love the upbeat praise Prince Harry gives his wife in this video because I think moms are some of the most susceptible to criticism. Criticism from yourself, from others and from comparing yourself to other moms. You need a day to simply celebrate the good instead of feeling like you’re not enough, feeling guilty or regretting past parenting mistakes that you’re afraid you’ve made.
There’s reason to celebrate even if you think you’ve royally messed up motherhood. Mother’s Day is about celebrating the nurturing heart of a mother that resides in each of us, even if it has yet to be expressed. It’s about celebrating who you are, who you were made to be and who you will be, no matter where you feel like you have fallen short.