For the Love of Mothers

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Mother’s Day

Was it the day that you first saw the blue line on your pregnancy test?

Was it the day you felt those tiny flutters deep in your belly?

Was it the first time you saw what appeared to be a baby on your ultrasound image?

Was it when your back ached and your feet swelled as you progressed through your third trimester?

Was it the hours of labor that rocked your body to it’s core?

Was it when you decided to sign those adoption papers?

Was it when you saw your baby’s face for the first time?

Was it when you held your baby to your breast?  Even when your nipples were cracked and bleeding, even through both of your tears.

Or maybe it was when you had to kiss the first boo-boo.

Or wipe away the first tear of true sadness.

Was it when you held your baby through the night while they sweat out their first fever, or cut their first tooth?

Was it when you said goodbye for the first time? And trusted that someone else would try to love your baby just as much as you in your absence?

Was it when you yelled for the first time, and then scooped that baby up into your arms and buried your face into their hair so that they wouldn’t see your tears?

Was it their first smile or laugh?

Was it the first time you heard the word “mama”?

When did you claim it? When did you become a mother?

The days, all of them, not just this one, are filled to the brim with so many emotions. The moments, the years, the hopes, joys, sadnesses, fears, and heartaches are an endless ocean. We dive in again and again, because that’s what mothers do.

To all the mamas who are swimming in this sea, whether you have a child on this earth, yearn to, or have lost… to all the children who have know the love of a mother… this day is your day. And so, it is a day for all of us. May our world be changed by the love of mothers.

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This Month at Home – April 2017

IMG_2372 IMG_2396 IMG_2448 IMG_2522 IMG_2533 IMG_2552 IMG_2563 IMG_2585 IMG_2591 IMG_2622 IMG_2708 IMG_2796 IMG_2836 It’s been awhile since I have done a post like this. The days have been so full. Co-op group, nicer weather for outside play, Easter, dentist, Earth Day, and the occasional shared nap. Oh, and the brother love, that makes everyday full ❤️. We’ve had our fair share of challenges this month too. Lots of decisions being made about how to move forward in friendship, schooling, working, living… it all feels pretty big and sometimes heavy. So it’s been good to get outside and feel the light of the lengthening days. Summer will be here before we know it.

And with summer, a return to teaching yoga and taking doula clients for me. And possibly by the fall, massage! We’ll see how it all plays out. Right now, one moment at a time is the name of the game.

❤️ To you and yours.