“The truth is, I don’t understand motherhood. At least, I don’t understand the change that has happened to me, in me, and through me as a result of becoming a mother. I don’t know how to explain a kind of love that can simultaneously rip your heart open and mend it all in the same breath. I struggle to find words that encompass the reality of a life turned upside down but made whole in the midst of crazy, confusing, contradicting thoughts, feelings and actions. Motherhood doesn’t make sense; but something about the irony and the confusion of it all makes life feel complete. Motherhood is an adventure that will blow your mind, open your heart, and crush every idea you’ve ever had of what life was “supposed to look like” — all while revealing a strength, dignity, and perseverance that you never thought possible. Motherhood is hard, but most days, you will wake up grateful for a life beyond anything you could have imagined for yourself. Your children will complete you in a way no one else ever can or will. They will ground you when your head is in the clouds. They will remind you what life is all about and you will look to them for guidance, love, and fulfillment. Motherhood will push every limit, show you exactly who you are, what you are made of, and everything that you are capable of.”
-Really feeling this.
How has motherhood changed you? Share your thoughts, I would love to hear from you!