Thursday, September 17, 2009

Diagnostic Essay Best I Ever Had

Shantise Pugh
Diagnostic Essay Prompt
16 September 2009

The Best Job That I Have Ever Had

Motherhood has proven to be one of the greatest jobs in the world. Every new day is a blessing. Witnessing the growth and blossoming of your children, from tiny humans to grown men and woman makes all of your sacrifice and effort worth while. Parenting is by no means easy; but if done properly, the reward can be bitter sweet. If this were a paying position, I would be rich by now. Contrary to what some believe, I will prove that Motherhood is the best job.

I was but a mere child myself, when I discovered that I would take on several different tasks and assignments all under one title; Mother. My eldest daughter Erica; was born at the tender age of 16. It seemed to be an enormous task for a teenager to care for a newborn baby, while attending school. To my own surprise, my parenting skills kicked in the day I brought her home from the hospital. As time went on, things would evolve into what seemed normal. The smile on her little face and the gratitude in her voice made all of the sleepless nights a faint memory.

Just one day shy of Erica’s fourth birthday, I gave birth to a son. We call him Myron. I had never in a million years imagined having two children. Having my second child was much easier than my first pregnancy. I was better prepared. I knew what to expect. I now had two innocent beings; whom depended solely upon me to take care of them. I did everything in my power to ensure that the two had a close relationship. I would allow my daughter feeding time with her baby brother. I wanted them to feel the same love for one another that I possessed for each of them. Watching them interact with each other made my heart dance with joy.
Baby number three arrived much later in life. Jaliyah was the biggest and the most needed surprise. The other children were now teenagers and spent large amounts of their time visiting friends. She puts a whole different spin on life. For her older siblings as well as myself She knows exactly what to do and say to make us all laugh. Now I have the task of ensuring the closeness of not two, but three life long loves.

If I had to choose an amount that Moms should get paid for their services, the amounts would vary. I would have to make deductions for the joy and laughter that children bring into our lives. Whatever the figure; a generous tip would be appropriate.
A Mother’s work is never done. She has to be great at multitasking. She is the backbone of her family. No matter how many children she has, she finds the strength to love over and over again. Even without monetary compensation it is unmistakably the best job in the world.