You are a miracle
And I have to love you this fiercely
So that you can feel it
Even after you leave for school or
even whilst you are asleep or
even after your childhood becomes another name.
You’ll forget all this when you grow up.
But it’s O.K
Being a mother means having your heart broken
and it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together
And it’s the best there is
And also sometimes the worst.
Sometimes you won’t have anyone to talk to
Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’ve forgotten who you are
But you must always remember this
What you are doing MATTERS!
And you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs
The truth is….
Being a woman is a gift
Tenderness is a gift
Intamacy is a gift
and nurturing the good in this world is nothing short of a privelage
That’s why I have to love you this way
So I can give what I have to you
So that you can carry it in your body and pass it on.
I’ve watched you sleep
I’ve kissed you a million times
and I know something that you don’t yet…..
You are writing this story of your only life
every single minute of every day
And my greatest hope for you sweet child
Is that I can teach you how to write a good one!
On Friday, I will be posting a drawing of one of my daughters when she was approximately 2 years old. I loved drawing it and the inspiration and technique came from another admired artist. Come back Friday, take a look at my drawing and be motivated by yet another wonderful artist.