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The day I became a mother

Hi everyone, It’s been 3 years now that I have been dealing with a severe RA. I’m not stabilized yet and days are getting harder, I wanted to share one of the poems that I have, I write when I’m not good just to vent… And I wanted to share this one with you

The day I became a mother was like a dream come true
My baby was perfect but my heart was some kind of blue
The day I became a mother I didn’t know what to expect
I had this beautiful little baby that I had to protect
The day I became a mother I didn’t know that my body would be my worst enemy
And that every night I would have to cry like a baby
The day I became a mother I knew my life would never be the same
But I didn’t know that RA would be the one to blame
The day I became a mother I didn’t know how hard it would be
To take care of my daughter and be barely able to take care of me
The day I became a mother was the beginning of a new life
With a debilitating disease and a wonderful child
The day I became a mother I thought I knew everything about the pain
But then RA came into my life and hit me again and again
The day I became a mother I thought there would be nothing unbearable
Until I had to breastfeed, clean, cook and set up the table
The day I became a mother I was capable of everything
And then I realized that everything was turning to nothing
The day I became a mother was the first day of a new fight
I was fighting for my family and for this love that I was trying to hold so tight
The day I became a mother was the best of all
Even if I didn’t know what the future would be made of.

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Comments

  • Richard Faust moderator
    2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing sissinou. Please know that you can always come here for information and support. Thought you might be interested in this article from one of our contributors on being a new mother with RA: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/being-a-new-mom/.

    Also, you may be interested in this article from one of our other contributors on the positive things she wants her son to learn from having a mother with RA (such as kindness, strength, etc…): https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/things-i-want-my-sons-to-learn/.

    Wishing you the best and keep us posted on how you are doing and your writing. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

  • sissinou author
    2 years ago

    Thank you Richard, those articles brought a smile on my face. I’m sorry I took forever to reply but my hands were really bad.
    I from the bottom of my heart thank every one of you on RheumatoidArthritis.net
    Best, Sissinou

  • Erin Rush moderator
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this piece of art with us, sissinou! What a beautiful and eloquent description of motherhood and RA. If you haven’t already, I think you should consider sharing your work with a wider audience. Art can be such a helpful way of sharing what living with chronic conditions is truly like. And please know you are not alone! We have quite a few moms with RA in this community and I bet your poem will really touch their hearts. Thank you again for sharing. You have a wonderful gift and I hope you share it with others, so they can appreciate it like our community does. Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

  • sissinou author
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much Erin. I am actually thinking about sharing my poems with people. It was the first time I shared one of them.
    This website has been helping me a lot and I hope that I will be able to help a little bit too…
    Best,Sissinou

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