Motherhood is so beautiful. I think it's one of the most important and fulfilling things i've ever done. For a long time I struggled with depression that stemmed off of a lack of purpose and direction. I tried so hard to define myself next to what the world called successful, and ultimately always felt less than. Being a mom has brought me such great purpose and meaning. I have a whole new understanding for life and the world we live. I look at my parents differently, knowing they once held me as a baby with such awe and wonder. I look at strangers and the homeless differently, understanding that they were once so small and of the innocence of a sweet child. It's crazy how life has a way of working itself out. I know that my sweet baby boy will one day experience a pain and struggle of his own as he navigates life... but for now, I get to love him with all I have, and reassure him in the gifts and goods he so naturally posses. Teaching him the beauties of both the ups and downs of life. He is so sweet, and so gentle. So dependent on me getting up through the nights to feed him and change him and soothe his cries. I want him to know he is worthy, and so loved. As I step into motherhood as a newcomer, I realize the depth and responsibility of this position in life, and find my heart so open to the calling.
Each week passes by so fast. And every day so long. Wearing him on my chest has been my absolute favorite, for I know these days wont last forever. Just knowing he is instantly soothed with ears against my heartbeat, and chest against my breaths. Together, we feel comforted by the familiarity of the 9 months shared together in my womb. I couldn't be more thankful for companies like True North Slings that make it all possible to experience these moments with my son that I will most certainly hold onto forever.
These are the days I want to remember forever. These are the moments that images allow me to keep close the feelings of my heart. May we never lose sight of this sweet love, my child.