It is difficult to remain your own self
When becoming a mother
how dependent our babies are on us
And no one talks about
how dependent we can be on them
It is hard to face yourself
And it is especially hard when you have
Plenty of reasons not to
Beautiful words of Rachel about being pregnant and becoming a mother.
Below the story of Rachel captured by the magical Grace.
My greatest undoing
my brightest adventure
all five senses sparking to the music
sweeter than ever before.
The sun a fragrance like dandelion,
the stars-like fire,
the sand-like clouds,
and the wine-like sweet solace.
Eyes walking asleep, and my mind:
a slow song with an unexpected crescendo.
Nothing can prepare one for such a time as this.
Let yourself undo, the sooner the sweeter
- Tess Guinery
There is no one way to do motherhood
We all have our sacred stories to tell
And when another woman joins
We all have to encourage her to trust in herself
We come in many different shapes
The childless Mother
The father Mother
The elected Mother
My story is just beginning but I know
It will be unlike any story that has come before
Because we are all individually unique and
integral pieces of the same tapestry
Our bond is in loving unconditionally
Bringing warmth and ease
to the wounded
And the encouragement of the youth
Building in love-