Motherhood is an ever evolving, multi-faceted role.
There's the physical; feeding, holding, rocking, changing, cleaning.
Then there's the teaching; walking, potty training, writing their name, good nutrition, kind behavior, changing bodies, relationships.
triangle eyelashes on a freshly washed baby are the best, no?
Add different ages, emotions, personalities and it's a never ending smorgasbord of mothering options.
I am grateful for my mother who never gave up, who always sought spiritual guidance in her sacred role, and who hasn't retired from doing so.
I am grateful for a mother-in-law who gave me such a stellar husband.
I'm grateful for all the women in my life who have taught and inspired me.
I am grateful for those women in my children's lives who nurture them and don't judge me when they have ragamuffin hair.
To every woman, happy mother's day.
You are beautiful.