Meet Shannon Odlum

July 13, 2017

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Her thoughts on motherhood:


Motherhood is a remarkable gift. It brings out different emotions, feelings, thoughts and experiences that will change you as an individual to be the best mom there is. It’s a journey full of love, laughter, understanding, concern, wonderful memories and moments which lasts forever and cannot be forgotten. Becoming a mother 10 years ago was truly a blessing. Making my son priority instantly took its place. The journey thus far, is wonderful and life changing, especially learning new experiences with him and watching him grow from a baby to an independent, hard working and loving 10 year old – these fine qualities that have been nurtured over the years. It thought me to become a role model for him so he can adapt good moral habits and to make good decisions. Motherhood showed me that life isn’t about me anymore and taught me to be a better person – to be more patient, loving, forgiving and caring.

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There are many challenges with motherhood. Once there is balance, anything is possible with overcoming any challenge. Making sacrifices is also an important aspect of motherhood. For me, I have been able to balance my time to cater for his needs. Football is his passion and being a soccer mom has been a big sacrifice for me. My Saturdays & some weekends are now set aside for him in order for me to be there to support him at practices and tournaments. It is gratifying for me watching him play the sport he loves so much and his passion has become a part of me. Everything I do revolve around him and once he’s happy I am happy.

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