There is no job quite like that of being a mother. I remember when I brought my first son home from the hospital, being in somewhat of a state of shock that they actually let me go home without a nurse! I wondered what made me automatically able to care for a brand new baby 7/24. How could they just assume I would be good at this new job? Well, 19 years later, with my oldest son now in his first year of college, I have found that instinct and intuition come in very handy!
There are so many opportunities to celebrate motherhood:
- At the point when we find out we are pregnant, it’s a time to celebrate that we have been chosen by another soul as a guide in their journey of life. What an awesome honor that is!
- When we give birth … wow! If you have an opportunity to give birth without an epidural, and REALLY connect with your body, your instinct, AND your baby ~ creating partnership and cooperation ~ that is the most empowering and exhilarating experience I have ever had!
- Breastfeeding … the pain I felt for the first two weeks (with each of my babies), and thinking it would never end, and then like magic, it disappeared and we shared bliss for two to three years each! Breastfeeding is one of the most joyous and deepening experiences there are. To stop everything in your life and only focus on nurturing and loving this beautiful innocent being right there in front of you … what a gift for both mommy and baby!
- As our children go through their milestones, their heartaches, their victories, we celebrate, we cry, we love, and we support. There is nothing like being a mother. There is nothing like the connection and the bond that come with this job. There is nothing like knowing in your deepest core of who you are, that you would do anything for this human being, and there is nothing that could stop you from that drive. There is a love, a commitment, an adoration, and a joy that cannot be expressed except through experience.
For those of you who are embarking on motherhood for the first time, or if you already are fully engaged in raising children, every moment is a wonderful time to celebrate! These beautiful, precious children are here for such a short time under our wings, and then they must fly. May we celebrate motherhood, and teach our children to celebrate life, love and laughter. Let’s raise the vibration of this planet by starting with our children, by starting with our core.
May you find joy in every experience of your journey and the journey of your children. May the tears only serve to bring you deeper and closer to the core of who you are, who your children are, and to the essence of the very Source of Life. May you feel the love of all mothers. May you enjoy the blessings of connection and contribution. Celebrate motherhood at every possible moment, for we never know what tomorrow may bring.
In Love and Gratitude for this Awesome Gift!