I think I have know that sacrifice is part of motherhood for a while although I have just made the connection and given it a name.
What have I sacrificed as a mother?
-quiet alone time
-my body although it gave me my son and I am working on acknowledging that and I can do something about the weight by getting more active and eating better
-time with my husband
-work - by choosing to stay home with our son I no longer work full time and this has had a huge impact on our family finances but we feel its worth it. I have started to work one day a week with my mom caring for Saylor while I am away thus avoiding daycare and its costs.
This isn't a complete list of my sacrifices nor is it a list of complaints. I love my son and motherhood. Each new phase of life is full of different challenges and I am learning to adapt and come to terms with those sacrifices and challenges that exist right now. A good example of both of those is the fact that at this moment I am typing one handed and holding my sleeping son in the other.
When I did an online search on sacrifice and motherhood I found many results from my search. Here are a couple links to a few blog postings I enjoyed. http://www.squidoo.com/a-mothers-sacrifice
I would love to hear from other mother's out there, what are your thoughts on sacrifice and motherhood?