I’m in awe of mothers everywhere. But today, I want to give a shout out to new moms and moms-to-be.
You sometimes give me that look of awe,
the one that may or may not come with “I’m not worthy” arm gestures.
You look at me as if I possess a secret,
a key that will unlock the mysteries of motherhood that occupy your thoughts.
And while I want to pass on the wisdom you seek,
I’m telling you,
it’s already inside of you, dividing and multiplying like the life you once grew.
You might not detect it at first.
You may doubt it more than once.
But it’s there.
In the fear, the nervousness, the unknown.
In the wonder, the magic, the dreams.
You might ask me for advice and I may give it,
you will make the best decisions you can guided by your heart,
I’ll be there for you when it’s rough, crazy,
and unspeakably not what you thought it would be.
And it’s ok to say so.
You don’t ever have to keep that to yourself.
And those moments when you feel like the happiest, luckiest woman in the world?
When your capacity to love shatter’s yesterdays record of unconditional love?
I’ll relish in those moments you share,
the innumerable firsts,
grateful for your gift that quiets my mind in sweet reminiscence.
Trust me. But more importantly,
You were amazing as YOU.
You are amazing as the life you nurture WITHIN.
YOU WILL BE AMAZING when you give birth and, in turn,
receive a life like you never imagined.
On behalf of us “seasoned” moms,
Welcome to motherhood.
New Moms and Moms-to-be,
I am in awe of you.