The most incredible, hard, beautiful, exhausting, life-giving, depleting, refining, rewarding, and never ending opportunity to Love well.
While this was taken 10 years ago and everyone is taller than me now, it is still one of my favorite pictures.
I hope you find gratitude today (and everyday) for being given this gift...this precious opportunity to experience Love so unconditionally; as a giver and receiver.
Yes, it's hard, exhausting and refining in ways I would NEVER have asked for; I am so very thankful for all that they still teach me. When they're little itty bitties and you are the absolute favorite on the planet, it's physically demanding in ways you couldn't have prepared for. When they're growing up, preparing to leave you, it's emotionally challenging in ways that stretch you more...that "ring of fire" experienced in childbirth, that refining fire that is part of pushing new life into the world.
Onward, Momma - whatever stage you're in; embrace it...so much easier than resisting it. Lean in, learn and allow yourSelf to become who YOU are designed to be in this role (and beyond). You got this...and I hope you can celebrate yourself today and everyday!