I’ve been thinking about motherhood lately. Just when I start to get the hang of being a Mama, something changes, and I’m reminded that I have no idea what I’m doing. My baby is 8 months old now and she’s growing too fast. I think about the months and years ahead and I’m giddy with excitement for what the future holds for her. This year will be really challenging but fulfilling. She will be one year old soon and then life will change again.
In the spirit of motherhood, came across some quotes on Goodreads about being a mother and these three really spoke to me. I wanted to share them.
“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.”
― Marisa de los Santos,
“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver
“When you’re pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That’s the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one.”
― Jodi Picoult,