A friend of mine, Molly, posted the following on Facebook:
“I’m in the bathroom sans kids so here comes another moment of enlightenment since that’s the only place I seem to have clarity: The older I get and the more things I put my body through (traveling, mountain climbing, marathoning) the more I am amazed at what these bodies are capable of. But it has been the 2 pregnancies and the endless caring of my children that has afforded me a new found grace and awe of this temple I reside in. And it is the unconditional love and support of my partner and husband that allows me to add to it confidence. My wobbly bits are multiplying like rabbits, but the 3 most important people love me more with each passing day and that makes me so proud of the journey that has gotten me even closer to a love of myself and a reason to smile when I catch a glimpse of the newest gray hair or saggy spot – I am truly, wholly loved by them, so I want in on it, too! I wouldn’t be me without any of them and without any of them I wouldn’t be this better version of me!”
With this quote, she fully expresses (whether she meant to or not) the best parts of what this site tries to preach. It’s not what you necessarily believe about yourself or what other’s believe about you. However, with the right combination of the two, gold can be found.
It’s about surrounding yourself with love and giving it in return. It’s about recognizing that you aren’t alone, that you have support, if you know where to look. With that support, the possibilities are endless.
The people who you choose to surround yourself with play an important part of who you are and it is important to ‘want in on it, too!’
I want to thank Molly for sharing the above quote and hope that any and all mother’s out there can relate and remember what amazing people they are. To all of you, a Happy Mother’s Day!