Alright, my doula sisters talked me into it. I'm taking a stab at this blogging thing. I'm a newbie, so bear (bare?) with me.
In this space I'll be writing about birth of course, and pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, playing, loving life and losing your mind... all things motherhood. Some things will be more directly related than others, but the idea is that you'll find it all relevent. Or at least enjoyable. I'll shoot for that.
So for my very first blog post, Life's Light mamas, I'm going to share something I wrote a few weeks ago, for you, on those "Bad Mom" days. It seemed well received on facebook, so hopefully you'll enjoy it here as well. From my heart to yours.
Here's what I've decided about MOTHERHOOD:
Profound, I know. There's really no other way to say it. Being a mother is the coolest, scariest, most fun and exciting, most stressful and heartbreaking, weirdest, awesomest, HARDEST thing I have ever done in my life. And though I've still got a lot of life yet to live, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that will continue to be My Truth until I take my final breath.
But here's what else I know:
My two kids are AWESOME. They're going to grow up and do great things, and all of you people reading this are lucky to have human beings like mine roaming this earth along side you. They're awesome, and I did that. I made them. Me!
There's not one tiny speck of doubt in my mind (and trust me, there's plenty of room for it); my kids are going to grow up and be absolutely INCREDIBLE people. They just are. And as their mother, I know that will be equal parts because of me, and in spite of me, and I'm ok with that. I will take that knowledge and use it to remind myself when I've had a "Bad Mom" day, that no, I'm actually not a bad mom. Because, look at them!
And so are yours.
And so are YOU.
Keep on keepin on, mamas. You are doing a GREAT job.