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An Open Letter To New Moms and Moms-to-Be

by Christine@TheAums on May 12, 2013 · 8 comments

I’m in awe of mothers everywhere. But today, I want to give a shout out to new moms and moms-to-be.

New-Moms-and-Moms-to-BeDear 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,

but ultimately,

you will make the best decisions you can guided by your heart,

Your intuition.

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,

Trust yourself.

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.

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Alyssa May 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I absolutely love this…thank you.

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Christine@TheAums May 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Thank you for the inspiration, new mama!

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Aleta May 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I’m a new mommie and I needed this post more than I can say. I love my little boy and get so nervous and worry about his future. Happy Mother’s Day to you!
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Christine@TheAums May 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Happy 1st Mother’s Day, Aleta!!! Baby Gregory is sooooo cute…love reading your posts.

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Runnermom-jen May 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Aw, Christine, this was so beautiful. It feels like so long ago that I was a “new mom”.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!!
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Christine@TheAums May 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Thanks, Jen…my fellow “seasoned” mom of 4 :)

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sarah sundayspill May 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

So sweet and heartfelt Christine. And every word is TRUE. Those Mamas are already amazing whether they know it or not :)
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Christine@TheAums May 14, 2013 at 7:59 am

Thank you, Sarah. They sure are.

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