MMs: Stay tuned...

I've had an idea in mind that's been mulling around for a few days. I think it may need a bit more time marinating before I can articulate it properly. Tune in next Monday when I try to get it out.

In the meantime - enjoy the video. One of my new favorite authors, Katherine Center, wrote the essay for it. (the words are below) and the pictures and thoughts are just beautiful.

Remember what we're doing as mothers truly matters.

WHAT I WOULD TELL HER: (If I knew what to say.)

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 while you are asleep, or even after your childhood becomes a memory.

You’ll forget all this when you grow up. But it’s okay.

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 remember this: What you’re 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. Intimacy is a gift. And nurturing the good in this world is nothing short of a privilege.

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 have watched you sleep. I’ve kissed you a million times. And I know something that you don’t, yet:

You are writing the 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.


Kirsten Smith said...

Tears are streaming down my face. Thank you for posting this, Evita.

Abby Rose said...

oh friend, that puts so much of what i feel everyday for my precious JJ into words. Thank you SO SO much for Sharing

Aimster said...

Hello, I am Abby Serio's friend, she passed this along via Facebook. This is great! Thank you so much for sharing! There is no love like loving your child!

Anonymous said...

Amazing...Being a mother is the best thing ever! true blessing from God!