Mothering Matters

Becoming a Mom has made me reflect on my relationship with my own mother, and has given me a glimpse of her mindset

As a mother, you will do anything for your child.

ANYTHING!

You protected your baby for 9months inside of you

You fed yourself healthy (and sometimes not-so-healthy) food so she could reap the benefits

You kept your body healthy so you could birth her safely

You continued to work so you could provide for her

You drove safely (well, maybe you still sped a little, but who doesn’t sometimes?)

You stopped having your favorite drink for 9months while everyone else around you was thoroughly enjoying theirs

You were overall cautious

And you will continue to protect her for life

You’ll wipe away every tear

Heal every injury

Rejoice with every smile

And be there for every moment in between

You’ll teach her right from wrong

You’ll be her first confidante

You’ll be an example of how she’ll live her life

She might even inadvertently turn into you one day

You get to be there for her through

friendships that come and go

relationships that come and go

situations that seem impossible to face alone

the whole nine

My mother has been there for me all of my life, sure.

But she has taken motherhood to the next level since the birth of my daughter.

She has fully embodied the term “grand mother”

Doing everything a mother does

But on a bigger scale

She gives my husband and I breaks to sleep or go out

She feeds our daughter

changes her

loses sleep for her

loves her endlessly

Of course, I do all of these things for my daughter too,

But the fact that my mother does these things for me, and for her granddaughter, makes me see just how much love she has for us

She might not always say those three words, but she shows them in countless ways every day

I’m so excited to be all of that for Lena and more

Here’s to the irreplaceable bond between mother and daughter

For me and my girl

For all moms and their girls

Let it be this authentic forever

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