Almost from the very moment it happens you know… a new life has taken root inside of you.
A life that grows with a unique personality. A being that grows more familiar as it grows inside of you.
It is a secret you carry.
It walks with you, eats and sleeps with you.
One day that being leaves the comfort of it’s secret place and enters your world. It changes everything you are.
A world that may be filled with hardship, challenges and pain. Yet it is also a world filled with moments of pure love.
You strive to care for that life. To provide for it the best you can. Each moment close together becomes a center to a small universe. A universe you carry with you always.
I thank my mom for all she has taught me. I thank my children for teaching me why.
Happy Mother’s Day.
I wrote a new piece for Mother’s day on the Examiner featuring the beautiful photography of the captive Mothers and their children by Cat Kindsfather. Thank you Cat for this Mother’s day gift. Essay here.