I don't remember ever thinking about being a mother until it came time that I knew I was going to be one.
I've always loved children but never pictured myself as a mother.
Honestly I was scared of so many things that becoming a mother involved. From birth to raising them, to responsibility, and everything in-between. On top of that I just didn't have a clue on how to do it.
And then something that I was so afraid of became the thing I am most passionate about.
The fear turned into bravery and then that turned into
And then the "just do" turned into
"do it the absolute best you can."
And now I have found myself giving motherhood everything I've got so I can raise these little humans in a way that they won't have to recover from or question their childhood and that their hearts will be filled with love.
True, pure love - for others and for moments and just for ALL.OF.IT
The way I look at it is this:
I get to raise them to be everything I think they are. I get to give them their confidence, I get to show them hopefulness, I get to teach them acceptance, grace and understanding. And then I get to watch as they become so much more than I've ever even thought of being.
I believe for the most part the world is good and some people tell me that's just my perspective of trying to see the glass half full.
But what I do know is that the world CAN be better. And my opinion is that it starts with mothers. Our job is big and so freaking important.