Beautiful mama, I see you…
Holding your precious child gazing at them with amazement that they are so perfect and yours.
Running after your crawling, walking, running little one, encouraging them to explore, yet protecting them when needed.
Watching your child grow and learn every day with a sense of complete amazement.
Basking in pride when you see the wonderful person your sweet baby is turning into.
Enjoying every little and big milestone they experience with a sense of awe.
Moaning in frustration at the temper tantrum, arguments, or constant sibling squabbles.
Taking plenty of pictures to remember these flashes of time.
Cooking, cleaning, working, driving, supporting, correcting, encouraging, and rarely stopping.
Tumbling into bed each night exhausted by the demands of the day, and waking up the next day to do it all again.
Striving to create new family traditions and making many treasured memories.
Relating to your child in new ways as they change, and embracing the new different relationship.
Falling to your knees in despair when your child is hurting or has made a wrong choice.
Questioning your choices and capabilities when it comes to parenting each unique child.
Modeling your values and morals and hoping they choose to emulate them.
Clinching in fear and anxiety during the monumental task of teaching them how to drive.
Teaching them all about life’s beauty and challenges.
Crying constantly during their last year of school, realizing how quick the time has gone and how much you are going to miss them.
Setting them free and fervently hoping they will be happy and fulfilled.
Praying for their health, safety and futures.
Wishing they were still little while loving who they have become.
Excitedly waiting for them to come home again.
Disbelieving how much and how all encompassing your love is for each child.
Holding your precious grandchild; gazing at them in amazement that they are so perfect, and they are a part of you.
Beautiful Mama, we are all so completely different, yet look at all the stunning, pivotal ways we are the same! I see you.