Sunday, October 27, 2013

As A Mother

This post is dedicated to one of my best friends of all time, who, with the joyous birth of her son this morning, was herself reborn - as a mother. 

I wrote this a few weeks ago but, as I've been neglecting my little blog, hadn't gotten around to posting it yet.  I figure today is the day to hit the "publish" button, since this  everything I want her to know about motherhood.  I only hope it isn't too dark for such a happy occasion.

As a mother, your life will be forever changed.

As a mother, you will have some of the highest highs and lowest lows you have ever experienced in life.

As a mother, you will come to know certain things. You will develop a sixth sense.  You will become just the slightest bit clairvoyant.

As a mother, you will be a small being's source of nourishment, source of comfort, and whole world.

As a mother, you will know if your child is feverish just by brushing your lips against his forehead.

As a mother, you will sacrifice.

As a mother, your best self and your worst self will meet and shake hands. On a regular basis.

As a mother, you will be needed at just the moment when you thought you could give no more.

As a mother, you will dig down, dig in, dig deep.

As a mother, you will hold on.

As a mother, you will sometimes have to let go.

As a mother, you will deliver magic healing kisses.

As a mother, you will know a new, somewhat uncomfortable, level of vulnerability.

As a mother, you will be your own worst critic.

As a mother, you will find hidden reserves of patience you had no idea you possessed.

As a mother, you will worship ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes.

As a mother, you will experience an unearthly connection to another soul.

As a mother, you will make mistakes.

As a mother, you will have to forgive yourself.

As a mother, you will know a love like no other.


  1. Beautiful!

    Marie at

  2. This was beautiful and so bang on! I love it!

  3. So beautiful. Motherhood has certainly expanded my world and views and heart in so many ways. I will forever be thankful for this gift.

    1. Me too. I have learned so much about myself. Not all of it good, but certainly needful and cathartic. And I strive to do better every day because of it.

  4. great I wipe away my tears... I will always be thankful for the gift of motherhood...joys and pains all mixed togetehr.

    1. Thank you. And the pains are so much more about our own selves than our children, aren't they? What I have learned about myself in four short years could fill a library...

  5. This is so wonderful. Thank you for inspiring. Congrats to your friend!


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